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Can you get shingles in the armpits?

Patient: Is it possible to get shingles in a very strange area like in the armpits?

 

 

Doctor: Shingles is a viral infection that causes a painful rash. Although shingles can occur anywhere on your body, it most oft en appears as a band of blisters that wraps from the middle of your back around one side of your chest to your breastbone.If you have pain on that side of your body along with the telltale rash and blisters, your doctor may take a tissue scraping or culture of the blisters for examination in the laboratory.

 


 

 
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Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Toronto. He currently operates Infinity Health Centre, a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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