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Tingling sensation of skin on underside of tricep in armpit

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I am experiencing a mild tingling sensation in the skin on the underside of the tricep of my arm in the armpit. It is not painful but the skin is very sensitive as well in my armpit. In addition I have a small one by 2 inch rash on my back in the shoulder region near that same armpit. I have had this for 4-5 days.
If you could offer any advice I would greatly appreciate it.
Thank you

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Category: HIV- AIDS Specialist
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Hi Peter.

Thank you for asking your query at DoctorSpring.

My first instincts are
telling me that it could be herpes zoster or shingles. If you have
had the chicken pox before, you could get shingles later on in life.
The varicella zoster virus that infects you with chicken pox can
remain dormant for years, and come back later as a band of rash and
sensitivity somewhere in the body. It can be itchy and sometimes
even painful. Not to worry as this can be easily treated with
anti-viral medication.

Other possibilities for your symptoms
is a simple contact dermatitis or allergic reaction,
in which case there is a skin allergy from something in direct
contact with your skin. Here's what I suggest:

Observe the rash. If it is persisting for more than 2-3 days or if there is any pain get in touch with your Doctor. Your Doctor may run some tests including blood tests
and maybe even a biopsy of your rash to test for antibodies. The
most likely conditions are easily manageable so if you follow the
treatment as your doctor suggests it should clear up in no time.

Take care and good luck.
Please feel free to ask followup questions.

Thank you

Dr. Jaydeep Tripathy
Category: HIV- AIDS Specialist
MBBS from Sri Ramachandra University in December 2011
M.Med (Family Medicine) - TNMGR University, Chennai
MBA-MPH in Public Health in March 2016, SRM University
Finished AFIH in March 2016, SRM University
MRCP ( UK ), Internal Medicine, Royal College of Physicians, June 2016
Fellowship in Diabetology from Martin Luther University in January 2017

Currently Resident Physician, in MD Radiodiagnosis - Kamakshi Memorial Hospital, Chennai
Dr. Jaydeep Tripathy and 4 other Medical Specialists are ready to help you

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