Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties
127 Doctors Online

By proceeding, I accept the Terms and Conditions

Dr. Andrew Rynne
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

HCM Blog Instant Access to Doctors
HCM BlogQuestions Answered
HCM Blog Satisfaction
  • question-icon

    Can chicken pox cause pain on sides and back?

I am just starting to get over chicken pox. I am 54 years old and now I have numbness and bloating along with some pain on my sides and back. Is this cause for concern. It is just over 2 weeks since I came down with the chicken pox. I got them after my husband had shingles.

Wed, 29 Jan 2014
Report Abuse
Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Any viral disease can cause arthralgia and joint pain. This will take some time to recover may be months. Avoid cold weather, apply heat to that side and back. you can use local applicant.
I find this answer helpful

 1 user finds this helpful

Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]
Share on

Related questions you may be interested in

doctor1 MD

hi doc, i am 54 yrs and was having severe lower back pain(on spine and little towards both the sides of spine for a few days and thereafter abt a...

Recent questions on  Herpes

doctor1 MD

I m taking prednisone for a rash. The rash has gone away but, I work outside and now my arms and face are red and swollen. Especially my ears. Do I...

doctor1 MD

what causes hard inflamed knot like sores under the skin of the butt cheek and what is a solution for some of the pain. very painful or will it...

doctor1 MD

Hi. I had a case of MRSA recently that ive recovered from. But where one of the abrasions used to be, i have a itchy rash of bumps on the skin on...

doctor1 MD

My son has blisters on his hair line and the right side of his face is so swollen that his eye is shut. He has been given two diagnosis by two...

doctor1 MD

Is it possible to contract HSV-1 on the genitals from a person who has zero symptoms and hasn't had an active cold sore in years? What does herpes...

doctor1 MD

Hi I was dx with shingles at the top of buttcrack when i was 19 it recurred in same spot one year 45 now and have had a few instances with...

doctor1 MD

I live in XXXXXXX but my wife at present is living in Ukraine. She came to the US and we were married on Nov.29, 2012. After she was in the US for...