A 32-year-old female asked:
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i have shingles it’s been a week and a half i finished my antiviral medication 2 days ago and my pain in back is this normal?

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Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Shingles : This is not unusual as the nerve root has been inflamed and,unfortunately, postherpetic neuralgia may be a chronic condition. At this time I would ask a neurologist if a course of corticosteroid medication may be worthwhile. However it is not unusual for a typical case of shingles to have pain lasting a few weeks and then resolve.
Answered on Sep 14, 2019

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