It’s very unusual for shingles to affect the inside of the vagina itself, but it can occur. Later in life, varicella can erupt on the skin to cause the painful rash called herpes zoster or shingles. That night I started have pain and irritation in my vaginal area. by morning there were red blisters (which I know from experience looked like shingles) so I immediately went to the doctor. After I told him about my sexuality and my recurring shingles he deduced it was herpes zoster. You can have shingles appear in the genital area. simple testing is all it takes to tell the difference. Is it possible I could have contracted hiv and had shingles as a symptom as early as 2 weeks later?.
I’ve never had shingles before but based on my symptoms that must be what is going on, and I’m going to go to a doctor because I am soooo uncomfortable! It started in a strange way. I sort of overdid shaving my labia and back towards my butt because I could still feel stubble. Early signs of shingles are often vague and can easily be mistaken for other illnesses. A genital rash and mild itching usually are the earliest signs of infection. It depends on the amount of pain that you are experiencing. If you are experiencing a lot of pain then you probably should restrict your activities. Shingles in the vagina is not only possible it is real!
Dr Jean Watkins discusses the differences between genital herpes zoster and herpes simplex. If reactivated later, shingles presents in the affected dermatome. Unilateral pain (often severe) and itching in perineal area. The shingles (herpes zoster) vaccine (Zostavax) is now approved for adults age 50 years and older with healthy immune systems. However, people who had long-lasting shingles pain after their first episode, or patients who are immunocompromised, may be at higher risk for recurrence. Shingles is rare in teens with healthy immune systems, and mostly affects older adults. But it’s good to know the basics about this skin rash, which is caused by the same virus that causes chickenpox. The virus that causes shingles is the same one that causes chickenpox. Most teens who get shingles have mild cases; it’s usually only when people are older that the rash is painful. For specific medical advice, diagnoses, and treatment, consult your doctor.
First Shingles Outbreak
I was diagnosed with shingles about 3 weeks ago, but the diagnosis was made at a walk-in clinic and was very rushed. I have been getting Bartholin cysts in my vagina (one at a time) for the last month, which I often get when I’m stressed. Fever, nausea, and vomiting are common side effects. It can also cause ulcers on genital organs. As with other drugs, it does not cure shingles. The pain of shingles usually subsides when the rash disappears, but it may last longer.