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I have a red spotty rash under my arms can this be the start

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I have a red spotty rash under my arms can this be the start of shingles or can it be irrattion?
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. D. Love replied 6 months ago.

Hello from JustAnswer.

It can be either, although it is far more likely to be from irritation.

Can you attach a picture of the rash?

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
I have just tried to send a picture not sure if it has sent or not .
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Have you recieved the picture?
Expert:  Dr. D. Love replied 6 months ago.

Yes, I received the picture.

This does not look like shingles, both from how the skin appears and the fact that it is not following the course of a nerve. When shingles occurs, it is due to virus activation in a single nerve, so follows the course of that nerve. And the location and pattern of this rash does not correspond to the course of any nerve.

This does appear to be minor inflammation, such as can occur from local irritation. It may resolve with more frequent cleaning, but it also can heal more quickly if you apply an over the counter hydrocortisone cream.

If I can provide any additional information, please let me know.

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Thank you this has gave me relieve as I now know that it is not down to shingles and I can not treat it for irratation.
Expert:  Dr. D. Love replied 6 months ago.

You are very welcome.

Expert:  Dr. D. Love replied 6 months ago.

Please let me know if I can provide any further assistance.

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Nope that is all thanks very much for your help.
Expert:  Dr. D. Love replied 6 months ago.

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