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Using bonus... The shingles in my RIGHT inner ear caused me

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The shingles in my RIGHT inner ear caused me to be 100% deaf in the ear. Under ENT care for that still.
All that I have described is on my LEFT side of the body and more in patches of rash, not rings as you described.
I am now asking...can a person get shingles on opposite sides of the body, as I have always heard they could not?
Cannot sleep much due to discomfort. I WILL see my doctor later today if possible.

Thank you
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  DR MED MD replied 5 years ago.
Shingles usually affect only a small section of one side of your body. It can occasionally affect both sides of the body. In some instances it may affect multiple dermatomes & both sides. It is also known as zoster multiplex.

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Other cause of you symptoms can be contact dermatitis.

This occurs due to allergy.

If diagnosed you can use steroid cream to get rid f inflammation.

Please visit skin specialist for examination.

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