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Small Group of Red Bumps, Itchy

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  • Posted By: thrustinj
  • March 5, 2007
  • 02:15 PM

Last week at the gym I felt an inch on my back. When I checked it out at home, it looked like a small group of acne was forming on my back (no white or black heads, just red bumps).

When I told people at work, they said it could be shingles, but it doesn't look like chicken pox at all.

I went to the doctor and he wanted to agree that it was shingles, but only put me on an antibiotic and told me to wait to see what happens. He said if it goes away and comes back it could be a more serious form of herpes that I might have picked up from the gym. It's strange though because I always wear a full shirt when I work out. This is on my lower right shoulder blade.

It's now been 4 days since the doctor visit and nothing has really changed. It's not spreading or changing at all. Just a slight itch where my shirt rubs.

Does Shingles always look like the the tiny chicken pox we had as a kids? If not, any ideas of what else it could be?

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  • I know what you're talking about. I got them on my stomach when i was a child, now i get them in different spots like at the moment there's a small ground on the side of my chest. They're itchy, i usually put clear fingernail polish on them. It stops them from itching for about a day. I have no idea what they are though.
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    • February 10, 2011
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