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My skin is burning for no reason. It feels like I have a sunburn

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My skin is burning for no reason. It feels like I have a sunburn for no reason. The pain is on my stomach and back. The skin in that area is also very sensitive to touch. This has been going on for about 1 week. It gets a little better when I take ADVIL, but does not go away.

There is no redness or any other sign of irritation. Just a burning sensation very similar to a sunburn.
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Dermatology
Expert:  Dr. Nair replied 5 years ago.

Is this on both sides of the body or only one side?
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
It sends to be more on the right side (front and back) than the left. At first it was like a "burning" line around my waist. Over the last few days it is more centralized to the right side. By the way, there are no visible signs of anything. I don't wear tight clothing around that area or anything like that.
Expert:  Dr. Nair replied 5 years ago.
Thank you for the information - Have you ever had shingles in the past?
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
No, never. I'm usually a very healthy person
Expert:  Dr. Nair replied 5 years ago.
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Thank you for all the information. You might have something called Herpes Zoster Sine Zoster. This is basically shingles without the skin rash. Shingles (Herpes Zoster) is a disorder that involves the nerves first and then the skin. Typical features are considerable burning/pain and a blistering skin rash. When this skin rash is absent the condition is called Herpes Zoster Sine Zoster. Treatment involves starting Tab Acyclovir 800 mg five times a day or an equivalent drug like Valacyclovir or Famciclovir. This will require a prescription and hence I would recommend discussing my diagnosis with your family doctor/GP. Till then continue Tab Advil 400 mg three times a day after meals and Take Vit B12 1500 microgram tablet once everyday.

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