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Forum Name: Other infections

Question: painful blisters on my lower back


 musically - Tue Sep 08, 2009 5:33 pm

I have blister type sores that comes out on my lower back every once and a while and right before it shows up at times I get severe pain in my ankles which then moves up my leg to behind my knee then will move up to my lower back and at times the pain is just unbearable . I know my late husband who died in 1994 would have cold sores on his lips when stressed. Would this be herpes that I have? Are those symtoms common with Herpes? If it isn't what do you think this could be and would you recommend anything for the pain?
Thank you.
 Dr.M.jagesh kamath - Fri Oct 23, 2009 9:41 pm

User avatar Hello,Herpes simplex1 does not favour the location of back and even if you have an infection extremely rare to be symptomatic,or cause recurrences.The commoner would be herpes zoster or shingles,but there will be previous history of a single dermatome getting involved.If you have pain on both legs or occuring alternatively again could rule out hepes zoster.Only examination of the blister fluid could give some clues.As of now with your history the chances are most unlikely.Best wishes.

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