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My husband has been having a headache on the top left side of his head - forehead and above the left eye. He says it doesn't hurt inside like a normal headache. More like the skull or right under the skull. Today he said it is like a burning sensation. He went to the doctor thinking maybe it was the start of shingles altho he has no rash. All they gave him was oral medicine for shingles and never did any testing. He is 60 years old. Do you have any suggestions?
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If the doctor feels your husband is very likely to be having a shingles outbreak -- which is a clinical diagnosis that does not use any special tests -- then the soon he starts on the medication the better he will be.

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