Dermatology Community
Shingles on thigh
About This Community:

This forum is for questions regarding Dermatology issues, such as: rashes, acne, birthmarks, skin infections, rosacea, and general skin care.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Shingles on thigh

Can you get shingles on the leg the thigh. I have a small round rash that came up last month and started to fade and go away then two days ago one pimple size bump came up and now the whole area is starting to get inflamed. my thigh was very sensitive to light touch. I also had two line type rashes on my back and they went away after about two weeks but you can still see where they were on my back. One more thing to is I think I have been exposed to HSV2 about two month ago. Could that be Herpes on my thigh?
Thanks
Related Discussions
2 Comments Post a Comment
Blank
563773_tn?1374250139
Hello,
Usually shingles is found on the trunk and abdomen but it can be found on thighs as well. If you have been diagnosed with HSV2 then this also needs to be ruled out. The only way of ruling it out is by getting yourself tested for herpes. Laboratory tests include: culture of the virus, direct fluorescent antibody (DFA) studies to detect virus, skin biopsy, and polymerase chain reaction (PCR) to test for presence of viral DNA. I sincerely advise you to consult a dermatologist and get it ruled out.

It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care and please do keep me posted on how you are doing.


Blank
Avatar_n_tn
I have appointment in the morning. thank you very much
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Dermatology Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
469720_tn?1388149949
Blank
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm-treatable... Blank
Oct 04 by Lee Kirksey, MDBlank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
The 3 Essentials to Ending Emotiona...
Sep 18 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Control Emotional Eating with this ...
Sep 04 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
Top Dermatology Answerers
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
PMDER1
San francisco, CA
995833_tn?1375604252
Blank
maatson
Other
209987_tn?1334790318
Blank
tschock
AB
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
diane493