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what are signs of herpes zoster?

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Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
72 years experience Preventive Medicine
Pain, rash,itching: The common word for it is shingles. It may first make itself kinown by severe pain over a given area, very puzzling to a doc. After a day or so the blotchy red rash appears and itching and pain continue until it resolves. There is no valid treatment for it.
Answered on Apr 1, 2016
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Dr. John Despain
36 years experience Dermatology
There is treatment, prescription antivirals taken early will shorten the course and decrease the short term and long term pain. See an md now!
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