Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties
175 Doctors Online

By proceeding, I accept the Terms and Conditions

Dr. Andrew Rynne
MD
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

HCM Blog Instant Access to Doctors
HCM BlogQuestions Answered
HCM Blog Satisfaction

Rash on back, soreness, itching. Painful underarms. Tried Lanacane. Help

Hi, About 3-4 days ago i had a tiny rash in the middle of my back towards the right. At the time it wasn t painful but now it is very sore and starting to feel itchy (although i haven t attempted to itch at all). Now it has spread slightly. Looking at it, it seems to be clusters of small spots some are grey in colour. In addition to this and not sure if this is related but this morning both my underarms have been feeling quite painful (like a bruise ), tender to touch. I bought Lanacane - Anaesthetic cooling cream medication which i started using yesterday afternoon but doesn t feel any different at the moment. Please would you be able to help
Thu, 6 Sep 2012
Report Abuse
Dermatologist 's  Response
Hello
Welcome!
I would be pleased to answer your question .

You have cluster of lesions which are indicative Herpes Zoster or Herpes Simplex.
You will need to meet a Dermatologist . The Dermatologist can do a skin test to confirm the diagnosis. And and Antiviral medication will need to be started .

Thanks and Take care
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]
Share on
 

Related questions you may be interested in

doctor1 MD

I started out with a rash on my back, arms and legs it was very itchy. I went to dr saturday a week ago because I was scratching and my arms and...

Recent questions on  Antiviral medication

doctor1 MD

Hi doctor, May I asked how Long does it take for a Herpes lension to go away after a patient took the Oral anti viral medication with cream. How to...

doctor1 MD

Hi I.am XXXXXXX , My friend has something that looks like blisters but they are not she can't even touch anything because it really hurts, can you...

doctor1 MD

I've had this itchy painful rash this week is three_four weeks. I've tried everything from oat meal baths, antifungal cream. nothing helps. I take...

doctor1 MD

Hi, I had a dog bite me right below my lower lip and the dogs tooth went all the way through my mouth. The doctor did not suture it, and I clean...

doctor1 MD

Hi, About 3-4 days ago i had a tiny rash in the middle of my back towards the right. At the time it wasn t painful but now it is very sore and...

doctor1 MD

i was diagnosed with hepatitis b a month ago and was giving some drugs like liv 52,reducydyne and lamivir 150g containing 60 tablets which i have...

doctor1 MD

i am suffering from mouth ulcer for more than 10 yrs.there are more than 15 ulcer spots in my mouth. I have talked to several doctors about the...