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Yes, many doctors do: Shingles is well within the domain of the dermatologist - but also treated by most family doctors and internists. Sometimes people go to urgent care clinics because symptoms can be quite severe. An er visit will cost you way too much - particularly for a problem that can easily be treated in the office. ...Read more
Family doctor: While your family doctor is more than qualified to treat shingles as mentioned in an earlier post, it is important to note that if you develop shingles that involve the eye you may want to request to be seen by an opthalmologist as well. One recent study published in 2010 actually found those who had ocular (eye) shingles had a 4 fold increase risk of having a stroke in the future. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I had a dermatologist tell me he didn't think it was shingles cause my body was not completely covered.Could he be right?
On spironolactone for a month i got shingles i'm 30 yrs old my dermatologist doesn't think it's due to spiro, what are the chances? Should i stop it?
My mom is 92. She recently has a rash in her back. It looks like shingle. What she needs to do if she is not able to see the dermatologist .?
See her primary: Shingles is something that family medicine and internal medicine doctors see often and are comfortable treating. If you can't get in to see your primary, i'd have her taken to an extended hours or urgent care clinic. If shingles is treated with medicine early on in it's course (<72 hours), then that helps to prevent complications and lingering pain from the virus. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mohs College (ACMS): It is important that you verify that your mohs surgeon is recognized as a fellowship-trained surgeon. Only members of the american college of mohs surgery (acms) are fellowship trained to perform mohs surgery. All members and fellows of the acms are listed on their website directory. The link to the acms website: http://www.Mohscollege.Org/. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I would like to become a dermatologist , what would be the requirements for that? And is it a good career choice?
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