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i have a swelling prickly type sensation in my middle back?

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Dr. Louise Andrew
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Sounds allergic: new clothes, detergent, newly developed allergy to something attaching clothing, insect sting, ivy or POSSIBLY early shingles but that typically causes blistery type rash and later pain.

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