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Does anyone know what this rash could be?

22 replies

Foobydoo · 09/10/2020 20:50

I have a rash on my back. It is very itch and a bit sore. I thought maybe something had bitten me but it is spreading and I also have swollen glands.
I will send a pic to the my g.p service on Monday but just wondered if anyone had any ideas on how to soothe it.
It is on the right side of my back near my shoulder so it's difficult to get a proper look at it.

Does anyone know what this rash could be?
Does anyone know what this rash could be?
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Cannottakeanymore · 09/10/2020 20:52


1990shopefulftm · 09/10/2020 20:52

Could you go to a pharmacy and get it looked at? If it's a bite then they could sell you steroid cream to help the itching for now.

FadedRed · 09/10/2020 20:52

It looks like blisters on the photo, might be Shingles.

LiveintheNow · 09/10/2020 20:52


Panpig · 09/10/2020 20:55

It looks like impetigo to me

Henio · 09/10/2020 20:59

I'd say that looks likes shingles, do you feel unwell?

Foobydoo · 09/10/2020 21:12

I will go to the pharmacy tomorrow.
I never thought about impetigo or shingles as I just assumed it was a bite. dd has been taking photos of it for me and told me it had spread.

I don't feel unwell but I do feel a bit under the weather and my glands are swollen especially on the side the rash is on.

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dementedpixie · 09/10/2020 21:15

I'd day shingles too. Looks blistery

choosername1234 · 09/10/2020 21:15

Yep, another vote for shingles

wannabebump · 09/10/2020 21:15

Looks like shingles, id say pharmacy tomorrow or out of hours GP

HollowTalk · 09/10/2020 21:16

Does it follow a line? I think it looks like shingles. Ask your daughter to take a full picture of where the rash is.

TabbyStar · 09/10/2020 21:17

If it is shingles you need the drug within the first two or three days, so don't delay getting advice.

addictedtotheflats · 09/10/2020 21:18

Is it on one side?. Definitely looks like shingles - herpes zoster virus. Otherwise could be impetigo

Serena1977 · 09/10/2020 21:19

Shingles. Looks very much like mine. Before the rash, I was very achy in the same area.

SoUtterlyGroundDown · 09/10/2020 21:20

My first thought was shingles.

Timeforanotherusername · 09/10/2020 21:21

I agree with Shingles. Especially if its one side only.

hairycabbage · 09/10/2020 21:25

Looks like when I had shingles a few weeks ago- it was accompanied by a weird tingling/ sunburn sensation in the same area and general lethargy/ headaches. I took anti virals and still not back to normal so I'd suggest being seen ASAP

TheEmojiFormerlyKnownAsPrince · 09/10/2020 21:29

Shingles. Itchy and sore are classic.

clumsyv · 09/10/2020 21:45

Please call and get it treated, don't wait until Monday.

Pacif1cDogwood · 09/10/2020 23:50

Most certainly evolving shingles.

Contact your out of hours service tonight and start antiviral treatment as soon as practical.

Foobydoo · 10/10/2020 14:48

I had an online g.p appointment and he wasn't 100% sure it was shingles as he said it usually goes round the side to the front. He has given me a prescription for anti virals as a precaution. I am going to contact my own g.p on Monday if it's no better.

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PuppyMonkey · 10/10/2020 14:53

When I had shingles it was just on my lower right back, nothing at the side or front. The antivirals really helped me so good that you’ve got them. Smile

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