Aa
A
A
Close
Avatar universal
Stomach rash
Hi,
I just recently developed chicken-pox like rashes on my stomach that have started to spread upwards. They are red and round, some bigger than others. They look exactly like my chicken pox scars near my belly button except for the difference in color. It itches mildly and I doubt it's the chicken pox seeing as how I'd already gotten them as a kid. what could it be?
Thanks.

Vane
Cancel
1 Answers
Page 1 of 1
Avatar universal
Hi,

It appears that you may be having a condition called Herpes Zoster which starts like a Chicken Pox like fluid filled rash, involving a particular area of the body.

You must get this examined and treated. The risk is that they are uninfected at present, but are infectious to others and may get infected with bacteria leading to formation of pus.

Later there is a risk of developing nerve pain due to the virus. Therefore it is best that you take anti-virals based on the prescription from your doctor.

Keep the area clean, wear loose clothes and apply antiseptic topical medication for now. Do not scratch or burst the lesions by yourself. Let me know if you may need any other help.
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Your Answer
Avatar universal
Answer
Know how to answer? Tap here to leave your answer...
Answer
Submit Answer
A
A
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Dermatology Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
Marathon Running Done Over Many Yea...
05/15 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
New Article on Multifocal IOL vs &q...
05/15 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
748543 tn?1463449675
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
01/15 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGD, FICCMOBlank
Top Dermatology Answerers
1340994 tn?1374197577
Blank
Caryopteris
Raleigh, NC
209987 tn?1451939065
Blank
tschock
AB
Avatar f tn
Blank
ingeb
Oslo, Norway