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Shingles without Blisters?

Dec 22, 2013

I have had an unknown rash for 3 weeks now. The doctors that have seen me have varied on responses but have listed shingles as a good possibility. I have severe muscle pain in my lower back where the rash is. Almost like I've been lifting weights for too long! But the rash never blistered! I never had one blister. Is it still possible that it is shingles?

Response from Dr. Holodniy

Possible. Shingles has a fairly distinctive pattern to it. If it's not clear what may be going on, a biopsy or sample can be sent to the lab to determine if the shingles virus is present or not.

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