Ruling Out Conditions Other Than Shingles
Shingles? -- Or Another Medical Condition?
Before making a diagnosis of shingles (also known as herpes zoster), the healthcare provider will also consider other conditions that may share similar shingles symptoms. If the shingles rash has yet to appear, the healthcare provider may consider conditions such as:
When the rash is present, your healthcare provider may consider conditions such as:
- Herpes simplex virus (HSV) infection
- Poison ivy rash