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Told internal shingles 5 days ago. no rash. Left side pain under left rib to hip and to back w/itchy, burns, tingly, sensitive to touch/deep pain that feels like very bad muscle strain. Given acyclovir 5 pills a day for 4 days, still pain. Normal?

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Dr. Vahe Yetimyan
General Practice

In brief: Normal

It takes up to 5 weeks the shingles to go away.
You can try lidocaine cream to the affected area for relief.

In brief: Normal

It takes up to 5 weeks the shingles to go away.
You can try lidocaine cream to the affected area for relief.
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