Can a nerve problem cause a rash?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by gritsar, Dec 19, 2010.

  1. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    My DH has a bad shoulder with nerve impingement. Yesterday he developed a strange, raised rash on that shoulder and a little of it under his neck.

    We can't figure out anything he could have been bit by; it's cold here and no pests. He hasn't used anything different hygiene products, eaten any different foods, nothing.

    Wondering if it may have come from the shoulder that's bothering him with the cold weather. [​IMG]
  2. Lady Henevere

    Lady Henevere Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 30, 2009
    Los Angeles County
    Shingles is nerve-related and causes a rash, so I would think it's possible. But then again, that's a virus that travels along nerves, I think....? Either way, I hope he feels better soon.
  3. Elite Silkies

    Elite Silkies Overrun With Chickens

    Jun 17, 2009
    My Coop
    My daughter breaks out all the time with raised rashes that itch. I am taking her to a dermatologist. But, if she gets upset, she will break out in a rash, or if she gets scared or nervous.

    If it's shingles, he will know it!! Those cause horrible pain.
    Last edited: Dec 19, 2010
  4. Damummis

    Damummis Chickenista

    Apr 29, 2009

    I just think about my mother and my eczema starts ichin'.

    But really shingles is a nerve rash. Might want to get that checked.
  5. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

    May 19, 2008
    Western MA
    Yep..keep an eye on it... may be shingles.
  6. Tala

    Tala Flock Mistress

    I too get eczema from stress. Especially from lack of sleep stress.

    But I don't know of anything that would be specific to shoulder/nerve damage. [​IMG]
  7. turney31

    turney31 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 14, 2008
    palestine texas
    Quote:Me too, not eczema just hives! [​IMG]
  8. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    Thanks y'all, but I don't think it's shingles. This rash isn't painful. The shoulder is bothering him, but not in the same location as the rash. It's also not very itchy, according to him.

    Putting cortisone 10 on it, but it doesn't seem to be helping much.
  9. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

    Jan 12, 2007
    Land of Lincoln
    It would cause shingles for me! Even I was young, got it full blast on the upper side of the eye and back into the scalp. Painful! It started off with a mild itch, rash and then three days later, it got pimply and more red and then blam, full blown shingles.
  10. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    Huh. The rash started yesterday, so we'll have to see how he feels tomorrow.

    He's coming down with the annual all-officers-must-get-this flu, so hopefully he won't be sick with something else on top of it.

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