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I have an itch that starts on my arm. Then my arm swells up

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I have an itch that starts on my arm. Then my arm swells up and the itchy spots turn into blisters and soars. I had it on my right forearm in october. After it cleared up I got it in the same place on my left arm around december. It took till feburary for it to clear up and now I am getting it on my right arm at and above the elbow.My doctor said it looks like shingles but I had the vaccine and they say shingles is only on one side of the body.
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: It is like a burning itch and after the blisters get big they have a yellow substance coming out of them.
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dermatology
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

This is Dr. David

can you upload a clear jpg photo of your skin rash?

shingles tends to be very very very very painful.

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