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What type of specialist treats shingles
Nov 23, 2011

About the middle of april 2011 i began itching under might right breast and pain. I thought i had cancer, went to a clinic and they had me get cat scan of my right side under breast spent about $300 in deductibles expenses for nothing. I went to a doctor and was diagnosed with shingles i was so miserable and furious because i was misdiagnosed and given heartburn medication. I would like to know who can treat shingles. Your help in this matter will be greatly appreciated. I am now facing the worst pain in my left side back and under my breast as well as my right side elbow., it has been an experience. Thank you very much for your response

Response from Dr. Henry

Shingles (herpes zoster)is often managed by primary care physicians. If there is severe post-herpetic pain (neuralgia) then often a neurologist (nerve specialist) or pain specialist might offer some assistance at achieveing pain relief. KH



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