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What Is The Cause For Shingles On The Upper Right Hand Side Of The Body?

Hi, I came down with severe shingles on April 20th on the upper right hand side of my body.. Most of the rash is starting to dry up. The Dr. prescribed the medication Apo-Valacyclovir on Monday the 21st. I have not had much pain, the odd jabbing shots up into my head. I have been taking Tylenol and Advil. Today the part of my body where the rash is has been burning so have applied cold presses. Tonight I have more pain on my right side, I am wondering if this is normal.
Tue, 30 Apr 2019
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Hi,

I have gone through your query and it is normal to have a burning sensation in an episode of shingles. I would recommend you to take gabapentin. This will help in resolving your problem.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney, Dermatologist
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What Is The Cause For Shingles On The Upper Right Hand Side Of The Body?

Hi, I have gone through your query and it is normal to have a burning sensation in an episode of shingles. I would recommend you to take gabapentin. This will help in resolving your problem. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney, Dermatologist