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When Should Someone Seek Medical Care for Shingles?
If a person develops pain or a rash in a band on one side of their body, they should seek medical care as soon as possible. Antiviral medications are effective only if given early (24-72 hours after the rash develops).
See your doctor or go to an urgent care facility if the following conditions develop:
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/15/2016
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