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I've had hot pin pricks of pain up my back today. There is no visible rash. What could cause it?
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Dr. Mohammad Homsi
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In brief: Herpes Zoster
Herpes zoster which is an inflamation of the sensory nerve root by a virus called varicella/zoster can be manifested as a burning sensation mostly is very painfull, the burning then will be followed by vesicular rash takes a linear distribution following the pathway of the peripheral nerve under the skin, i advise you to see your family doctor to start the treatment with acyclovir.

In brief: Herpes Zoster
Herpes zoster which is an inflamation of the sensory nerve root by a virus called varicella/zoster can be manifested as a burning sensation mostly is very painfull, the burning then will be followed by vesicular rash takes a linear distribution following the pathway of the peripheral nerve under the skin, i advise you to see your family doctor to start the treatment with acyclovir.
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