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My mother has developed very sore bumps in a cluster on her side, could it be shingles?
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Dr. Gregg Albers
Addiction Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: Blisters?
Shingles is caused by the virus that caused chicken pox, but stays dormant in the nerve.
When it breaks out it travels down the nerve, causing blisters, pain, and later red maks, and more pain, this progression helps you doctor diagnose and treat this infection. Post herpetic neuralgia is lessened when the patient takes medication.

In brief: Blisters?
Shingles is caused by the virus that caused chicken pox, but stays dormant in the nerve.
When it breaks out it travels down the nerve, causing blisters, pain, and later red maks, and more pain, this progression helps you doctor diagnose and treat this infection. Post herpetic neuralgia is lessened when the patient takes medication.
Dr. Gregg Albers
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Dr. Muhammad Irfan
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes, may be
She needs to see doctor asap.
Most shingles medicine are effective if taken early.

In brief: Yes, may be
She needs to see doctor asap.
Most shingles medicine are effective if taken early.
Dr. Muhammad Irfan
Dr. Muhammad Irfan
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