How is shingles typically diagnosed? (photo)
Shingles caused by the varicella zoster virus is usually diagnosed clinically from the appearance of painful grouped medium-sized blisters affecting a dermatome (a single area/band of skin) supplied by skin nerves.
From your photo, no clear blisters are seen and 2 separate areas of skin are involved. Hence, you may not have shingles. A full evaluation of your skin condition by your doctor may help shed further light on the true cause of your rash.
Hope this helps.
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