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Extremely tender skin, no bumps, under left breast circles around back. Is it shingles ?

Good Afternoon. For 5 days now, my skin is extremely tender. The skin is not red, no bumps, nothing can be seen to the eye to indicate the amount of pain I am experiencing. Location is immediately under my left breast and circles around to my mid back. I thought it was from my bra - I stopped wearing it - 2 days later, same pain/tenderness. The pain/tenderness is mostly sensitive to touch, sometimes I get a sensation of pain for no reason. I thought of shingles , but I thought shingles is associated with bumps and redness. I am a 44yr old female. Live in Central Florida. help!
Asked On : Sat, 9 Mar 2013
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Thanks for writing in.
It can be irritant contact Dermatitis or shingles.
In initial stages of shingles there can be only pain without redness or bumps.
After few days redness and blisters can develop over the area.
You need to visit dermatologist for evaluation of herpes zoster or shingles.
Hope this helps.
Answered: Wed, 10 Jul 2013
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