Patient: I think my son has the shingles and we need to know what to do
Symptoms: Red welps rash on his sides and some on his lower back around his waist
Doctor: Thank you for writing to us.Shingles is a infection which affects only one dermatome. People get lesions after you h ave an infection of chicken pox which lives in the cell body of the nerve. Then, you will get the chicken pox virus spreading through the nerve. Please see a Doctor to confirm the diagnosis. All the best.Hope this helps you.