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    Shingles recurrence?
    An_252798 posted:
    I had shingles at the age of 23, about 19 years ago. It was a patch on my back, and I lost nerve sensation after. Ever since, that section of skin has felt "dead."

    Within the last couple of weeks, I have noticed a tingling sensation in that patch of skin. I feel no pain, I am not running a fever, there are no bumps or blisters there -- but the tingling is getting more pronounced. Is this a sign my shingles are coming back? Should I see a doctor?

    I really hate going to the doctor "just to see," and there's no real treatment for shingles, if that's what it is -- is there any point in seeing a doctor?

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