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Old 20th April 2016, 07:44 PM   #28
Darwin123
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Originally Posted by Skeptic Ginger View Post
Technically it's a viral lesion. A rash implies a much larger area of skin involvement. Shingles outbreaks can be described as a rash.
Thanks! You have given me something to think about.

The rash looked like little red dots on a dark pinkish background. So maybe the little red dots were lesions, but the whole pattern was a rash.

I had chicken pox when I was a child. So shingles is always a possibility.

I had a shingles vaccine just last year. The immunity is supposed to last nine years. So it doesn't seem likely it is shingles. It could be though. Vaccines don't always work.

It seemed minor. Annoying, but minor. The little red dot pattern dissappeared, soon replaced by a dark red splotch. I was tested at that time. There was no virus, just fungal hyphae. My doctor claimed it was a secondary infection.

Anyway, I just wanted to say that one should take all versions of herpes seriously. Don't panic, but don't ignore it either.
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