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I have shingles on the right side of my back, I have pain

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I have shingles on the right side of my back, I have pain but the most pain in in my right breast. I am worried about the pain could the shingles on my back cause my breast to hurt?
JA: Have you had any recent injuries? What seems to make the pain better or worse?
Customer: No injuries the dr gave me medicine gabapentin, and oxycodien if I still have alot of pain. I take the oxy only if I can't sleep at night.
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: I have diabeties
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 11 months ago.

Hello, this is Dr. David. I am reviewing your question now and will be with you momentarily.

Expert:  Dr. David replied 11 months ago.

I am sorry you have shingles

you should see a doctor. there are prescription antiviral creams and pills your doctor can give you to fight the shingles infection so it goes away sooner.

acyclovir and acyclovir creams can help fight the virus.

gabapentin is just for nerve pain.