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I think my son has the shingles and we need

Patient: I think my son has the shingles and we need to know what to do

 

 

Symptoms: Red welps rash on his sides and some on his lower back around his waist

 

 

Doctor: Thank you for writing to us.Shingles is a infection which affects only one dermatome. People get lesions after you h ave an infection of chicken pox which lives in the cell body of the nerve. Then, you will get the chicken pox virus spreading through the nerve. Please see a Doctor to confirm the diagnosis. All the best.Hope this helps you.

 


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Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Manitoba. He currently operates a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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