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Can anyone tell me if this is shingles??

(8 Posts)
kelseymcmanus75 Thu 01-Sep-16 09:06:12

Hi I've got this rash like thing on my leg and the side of my other thigh it's so bloody itchy I Scratched so hard it bled.. I don't have any skin conditions but my friend has got shingles... What do you think this looks like

123therearenomoreusernames Thu 01-Sep-16 09:08:55

You only get shingles on one side of your body following a nerve if it crosses the middle or you have it on both sides then No it isn't.

123therearenomoreusernames Thu 01-Sep-16 09:09:28

Looks like ringworm but hard to tell from a picture.

Seeline Thu 01-Sep-16 09:10:56

Agree - not shingles. It follows the line of a nerve, and it is extremely unlikely that you would get it in two places at once.
Also I don't think you can get shingles from shingles.
Shingles is very painful, rather than itchy.

justtowarm Thu 01-Sep-16 09:13:33

I get dry skin and eczema that look like that and always worry it's something else, it never has been smile

SirKillalot Fri 02-Sep-16 11:11:29

You can't catch shingles. No it doesn't look like it to me.

Fauxgina Fri 02-Sep-16 21:05:48

That looks like ring worm to me. It's a fungus on your skin that is constantly growing outwards - leaving a patch of healthier healing skin in the middle of the 'ring' and an angry red outer line. Would itch like mad too.

Pharmacist should have a look and give you a cream.

Fauxgina Fri 02-Sep-16 21:06:30

You mainly get ring worm from cats or sharing towels etc.

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