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Hi there this is Dr. Jody Navitsky and I am a general US trained pediatrician.
Shingles can happen in kids yes but it tends to be very rare. When it does it is usually much more mild than in an adult in terms of symptoms but the fact that your son has no pain at the site of the blisters really makes me wonder if perhaps they are something else.
People in general with suppressed immune systems are at risk of getting a reactivation of the varicella zoster virus that we call shingles....but if your son is otherwise tremendously healthy I doubt that this would be the first manifestation of a weak immune system...
I would probably think about the fact that the spots may not be shingles first before thinking a healthy 10 year old is starting to have an immune system problem.
He could have sustained some insect bites in Egypt and be reacting to them in this case they should be itchy, if they were blisters from the sunburn I would also expect them to hurt.
If you could attach a photo of the spots by using the paperclip icon on the top I can give you a best guestimate based on what I see although of course a photo is not nearly as good as seeing the rash in person.
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Hi! It is in the toolbar just on top of the text box
ok just doing it sorry !
OK first of all good job on the picture it is actually quite good.
Do they itch him at all?
They don´t look classic for shingles which are similar to chickenpox lesions the ¨dew drop on a rose petal¨classic wet looking blister on a red base...
he said it did at first but he's not scratching now
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im not sure how it works either