I have shingles do I need to see a doctor?

Patient

Q: My mom had shingles years ago and now I know that I also have them. I have not gone to the doctor but my mom is sure as am I that it is shingles. I have the rash and the pain and the pins and needle numbness. Is there anything the doctor could do for me or can I just ride this out with pain medication?

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