About 10 days ago, or so, I developed a rash patch on my ribs, about 1-2" high and 2-3" long on my ribs below the bra line, and another smaller patch, about half the size, about 6" further towards my back. They look like a bunch of mosquito bites surrounded in a red patch. At first I thought was a weird reaction to a spider bite or something. It was itchy and a bit sore - no biggie. I ignored it and went camping for a week, and now it is worse. In fact the mosquito bites I did get while camping have already faded quite a bit in comparison to this rash.
It is purply red, a bit bigger, and very tender like a burn would be but not heat sensitive. It's sore to lie on but I need to sleep on that side due to arthritic pan on the other. Even clothing brushing it makes it a bit sore. The tender area extends a few inches out past the red area - kind odd. I wouldn't DARE to scratch it now. It is also a bit crusty on top like it is scabbing a bit.
It occurred to me yesterday that this could be shingles! I had chicken pox (three bloody times) as a child so it could be possible... but I feel too young for it! Anyone had shingles before? What do you think?
I may go to the doctor about it on Monday, although the stubborn part of me says going to the doctor for a rash is a waste of time. LOL It IS bothering me a bit though.
Any comments are welcome. I'm hoping I'm wrong because I have three boys who haven't had chicken pox... yet.