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Port Huron, MI
A 44-year-old female asked:

Os it normal for the pain of shingles to get worse or change over the course of the disease? it still burns and itches but now i have stabbing pain to

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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 58 years experience
Yes: You omitted crucial information. When did it begin? Treatment? How long after onset was treatment started? Is skin now healed? Exactly where is it? Best way to control this pain is doxepin cream 5%.
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