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Revlimid Rash Or Shingles?

Revlimid Rash Or Shingles?

I have a raised red rash on the right side of my torso that wraps around to the front of my lower abdomen. It itches intensly but no intense pain. I have been on Revlimid 10 mg and Acyclovir 400 mg since May of 2021. How is it determined if the rash is from the Shingles virus? Because it is on one side I'm thinking it may be Shingles.

A MyMyelomaTeam Member said:

You would know if you had shingles. It's extremely painful because it follows nerve pathways. You can have residual pain after the breakout leaves for months sometimes longer. It can start with itching but there are amber colored fluid blisters that you break out in. I've seen cases of this in my family and at work. Prayers to you that it isn't that😘

posted about 2 months ago
A MyMyelomaTeam Member said:

I have a skin disorder called pursgo nodularis. But the rash I get now is different. I had a couple of weeks break from revlimide and it cleared then mow ai am back on revlimid and I am itching all over. I found for the itching using baking soda instead of soap to bath with helps my. Itching. But yes check with your doctor.

posted 2 months ago
A MyMyelomaTeam Member said:

I had shingles many years ago. My husband sprayed it with Apple Cider Vinegar and it stopped the itch and the pain. He made a tent with my bed covers and I laid on the side opposite my shingles. Even clothing hurt me. I never went to dr and the shingles went away within a week. Just our homemade remedy.
Might not work for everyone. Do your own research and look for images of shingles. Best wishes and feel better. 🥰

posted 2 months ago
A MyMyelomaTeam Member said:

Shingles rash looks like tiny pinpricks in the form of branches on a tree as it follows a nerve path. If it's a general rash, it will be more diverse, with probably bigger red spots.

If it is Shingles... the earlier you get into the dr to treat it, the more likely it is that it won't last last as long.

If it were me, I would get into urgent care asap.

posted 2 months ago
A MyMyelomaTeam Member said:

Wendym, It sounds like Shingles. Usually affects torso on one side or the other . Love, Marcia 🌼🌸🌻

posted about 2 months ago
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