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Can shingles be on bith arms at the same time Both sides of

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Can shingles be on bith arms at the same time? Both sides of the body?
Hello,

Greetings,

Sorry for the problem.
Shingles though usually affect one side , in some instances it may affect multiple dermatomes & both sides. It is also known as zoster multiplex. Please read this good resource too.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10321638

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Customer: replied 6 years ago.

I have a painfull rash under my upper left arm, inside my right arm, under my left breast and right breat, on my left neck/chin and on my left eye. It has been slowly spreading. Started under my right breast 10 days ago. Does this sound like a common progression for Shingles?

Zoster multiplex though not very common, but it can occur in different sites. You can consult you doctor, sometimes, antiviral medicine may delay the progression.
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An addition to the answer about shingles , I would like to add that it can be due to other conditions too like allergic dermatitis ,infections too.

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