Neurology Community
Shingles On Arm
About This Community:

This forum is for questions and support regarding neurology issues such as: Alzheimer's Disease, ALS, Autism, Brain Cancer, Cerebral Palsy, Chronic Pain, Epilepsy, Headaches, MS, Neuralgia, Neuropathy, Parkinson's Disease, RSD, Sleep Disorders, Stroke, Traumatic Brain Injury.

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

Shingles On Arm

I am 35 years old and have been having a reoccurence of herpes zoster(shingles) on my arm for about 10 years now. It is always in the same area on the back of my forearm, about the size of a quarter. I had gone to a dermatologist who diagnosed it about 7 years ago. It comes about once every 6 months or so, sometime 9-12 months. It is controllable for me with Valtrex as long as I take the medicine upon initial feeling of it coming on. I understand it was caused after I had chicken pox as a child, but my question is why does it keep reoccuring? I think I am a normal healthy person. It is embarrassing and cosmetically ugly as it usually leaves scarring after the process as well.  I dont have pain like I have read others to have so much. Mine is mainly itching. Is there anything I can do to stop it completely? And do you recommend that I see my family physician regarding this rather that the dermatologist or should I see a neurologist? Thank you for any help..it worries me so much.
Related Discussions
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Neurology 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 Neurology Answerers
620923_tn?1416285879
Blank
selmaS
Allentown, PA
338416_tn?1413581329
Blank
jensequitur
Fort Worth, TX
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
Ball123
352007_tn?1372861481
Blank
LisaJF
1780921_tn?1416842066
Blank
flipper336
Chandler, AZ
10389859_tn?1409925468
Blank
Foggy2