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How do I know if I have perineal shingles? If so what

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How do I know if I have perineal shingles? If so what prescriptions would I need?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. C. replied 1 year ago.

Hi, It's Dr. C. Board certified Ob-gyne with 30+ years of experience. I can help you today.

Perineal shingles would cause a red painful rash on just one side. There are many other conditions that can cause discomfort and rash in the area so an exam would be needed to be certain of diagnosis.

The proper treatment is an anti-viral medication such as acyclovir or valcyclovir.

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