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#1 Exhaustedbuthappy

Posted 11 November 2012 - 10:18 AM

I had a small rash on my right hip that I initially thought were bites as it looked like a cluster of red dots.

Its now scabbed over without me scratching at it.

I've now developed spots on my stomach and on my shoulder.

The original patch on my hip actually hurts - constantly.

Any ideas on what this might be and what to do about it?

thanks

#2 Sue Heck

Posted 11 November 2012 - 10:22 AM

It could be anything. You really need a doctor to have a look. But if it's painful maybe you have shingles.
Shingles

#3 _Alana_

Posted 11 November 2012 - 10:23 AM

My first thought was shingles

#4 Exhaustedbuthappy

Posted 11 November 2012 - 10:28 AM

Shingles didn't even cross my mind - I thought the rash would have to be more widespread?

#5 EsmeLennox

Posted 11 November 2012 - 10:29 AM

Yeah, I would guess shingles too. I had shingles years ago, and I only had a spray of blisters over one hip. It tends to follow nerve paths, so what you are experiencing sounds about right.

#6 Exhaustedbuthappy

Posted 11 November 2012 - 03:04 PM

QUOTE (Jemstar @ 11/11/2012, 10:29 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Yeah, I would guess shingles too. I had shingles years ago, and I only had a spray of blisters over one hip. It tends to follow nerve paths, so what you are experiencing sounds about right.


Sounds quite similar to me - how did they diagnose it?

#7 crackles

Posted 11 November 2012 - 03:06 PM

Or bedbugs

#8 EsmeLennox

Posted 11 November 2012 - 03:09 PM

Diagnosed via swabs taken by the GP.

#9 Beltie

Posted 11 November 2012 - 03:09 PM

Easiest way to diagnose is for a GP to look at it. A swab can be taken but is not always necessary.

If you get to the GP quickly (within 72ish hours of the rash appearing) there are medications which can reduce the duration and severity of the symptoms.

Cover the rash with a light dressing and see a GP. Good luck.

#10 Exhaustedbuthappy

Posted 11 November 2012 - 03:23 PM

QUOTE (Beltie @ 11/11/2012, 03:09 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Easiest way to diagnose is for a GP to look at it. A swab can be taken but is not always necessary.

If you get to the GP quickly (within 72ish hours of the rash appearing) there are medications which can reduce the duration and severity of the symptoms.

Cover the rash with a light dressing and see a GP. Good luck.


Thank you - the main patch on my hip has been there since last Tuesday, the newer bits since Friday.

It hurts quite a lot - wish it wasn't Sunday so I could get something done about the pain sad.gif

#11 Beltie

Posted 11 November 2012 - 03:28 PM

I don't know where you are but most GP's offer after hours care. They either provide it themselves (usually rural areas) or pay a subscription to an after hours service. The number will be on your GP's answerphone message. The after hours services are often bulk billed and will come and do a housecall.

I said 72ish hours and if I had shingles I would give them a go anyway. The pain of shingles can be very hard to manage with plain old paracetamol or nurofen.

#12 ~ky~

Posted 12 November 2012 - 05:33 AM

My Dad developed a rash on one hip and ignored it. It was only when he went to his GP a year later and his GP remarked that he was limping quite badly that they discovered he had shingles. Poor Dad thought he was heading for a hip replacement as the pain was so bad so had been avoiding the GP.

He still has some residual pain due to nerve damage but it's infinitely better now a good 7 years down the track.

#13 Exhaustedbuthappy

Posted 12 November 2012 - 10:39 AM

Thanks to everyone who suggested it might be shingles - you were right.

if it hasn't been for your thoughts, I wouldn't have gone to the GP to get it treated.

sp - thank you.




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