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    An_250644 posted:
    I have pain that feels like the pain of shingles, which I have had twice. The pain is only on my right side, there is no rash & the pain has moved to three different spots. Any idea's what this could be?
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    Mohiba K Tareen, MD responded:
    Dear An,

    There is a rare variant of shingles that only affects the nerves and does NOT cause any vesicular (blister-like) lesions on the skin. If you have a history, I would call your docs office- they may put you on anti-virals over the phone or want to see you in person. You should seek treatment to prevent any chronic pain later on.

    I hope that helps
    Dr. Mohiba Tareen
    Tareen Dermatology, Roseville, Minn
    Castle Connoly's America's Top Cosmetic Dermatologists
    Adjunct Assistant Professor Univ of MN Dept of Dermatology
    www.TareenDermatology.com


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