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Guess the rash??

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Redannie118 Thu 07-Nov-19 14:22:25

Ok so this started last night on the top of my right arm. Was a small, itchy bump, this morning it looks like this. There are about 4 bumps and they feel solid under my skin. Very itchy and burning. Ive been ill for the last week with a nasty virus, sore throat cough etc. I also have a chronic long term illness( scleroderma)and although that causes skin issues im pretty sure this is not related.Oh btw size wise its about the size of a 50 pence coin.
Any ideas guys?TIA

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Shockers Thu 07-Nov-19 14:35:56

If it starts to blister, it could be shingles.

Redannie118 Thu 07-Nov-19 14:41:33

Thanks @shockers i was wondering about that too. How long does it take to blister?

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Shockers Thu 07-Nov-19 14:47:52

I think mine took 2/3 days. I felt lousy beforehand... still do actually!

Shockers Thu 07-Nov-19 14:48:39

Yours does look like it’s about to erupt in some way...

Redannie118 Fri 08-Nov-19 12:10:20

Update- so this is it today. About twice the size. Area is very raised, skin feels flat and thick. Ive googed shingles and it doesnt really look like this as the pattern seems quite scattered? Does it require maybe a gp or pharmacist to look at it? Thanks again

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ArtificialArctophile Fri 08-Nov-19 12:52:00

My shingles rash looked the same as yours and was accompanied by - sunburn type pain, numbness and feeling absolutely grotty for about four week in total. Can you get it checked out again? I got antivirals from the doc, which helped a bit. You have to start them fairly soon after onset if I remember rightly (3-4 days I think!)

Redannie118 Fri 08-Nov-19 13:05:17

We have a little clinic on a saturday morning so im going to make an app tomorrow. Its very itchy but not really burning. I do feel rotten, sore throat, cough , feeling dizzy and weak.

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