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Painful/itching skin on abdomen/ribs/back

I have no answer because I am looking for the answer too. Same symptoms. Skin feels like sunburn and itches, and hurts on surface and subcutaneously. Pain wraps around torso; abdomen, ribs, back. No rash, no redness. Have had this steady for five weeks. Began suddenly. Neither improving nor worsening. Never lets up, but pain increases when jolted from taking steps or riding in car.
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1696489 tn?1370821974
You need to see a doctor!  This could be shingles.  Read this link:
http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/shingles/shingles-topic-overview
4851940 tn?1515694593
Sounds very much like it may be Shingles.

You don't always get a rash with Shingles.

Make an appointment to see your doctor and get the correct diagnosis.  The doctor may be able to help by prescribing the medication for the pain.  
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Thank you for your replies. I am 62; Medicare won't kick in for 3 years so, I cannot go to a doctor. I need a cheap otc remedy. Aspirin doesn't touch this pain. It feels like what I imagine incision lines to feel like. It started after I fell asleep wearing pants that were too tight. That could be why, idk. That was over a month ago.
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