A member asked:

I have had a burning annoying rash on my left rib cage for 3 days now. there is no other areas that have a rash should i go to the drs.?

7 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein answered

Specializes in Hematology and Oncology

Yes: Without seeing the rash it is impossible to know what the cause is. A burning rash on one side of the body could be shingles and should be evaluated by a physician.

Answered 4/15/2013


Dr. Mark Patterson answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

Shingles?: Shingles is a reemergence of the chicken pox virus. It usually causes a painful localized blistery rash. If the rash is bothersome and not going away, i would suggest checking with your doctor.

Answered 2/2/2016



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