I have have a sunburn type pain on two spots of my skin with no rash or injury. The area is size of a baseball on my stomach and the size of my hand on the small of my back- left side. The pain ranges from extreme to moderate and has not subsided. Any thoughts?
Not that age really matters but, it may be important for "your" question.
You don't really describe if you have "any" change in your skin appearances unless by "sunburn" you mean you have two areas of unexplained "redness" or some other form of change to the skin on the trunk of your body.
The first thing that initially comes to mind, without any further description, is "Shingles." People often describe the discomfort before they see any skin changes; even clothing is irritating.
Have you ever seen that ad with the golfer that feels too bad to do practice swings? His rash is in that typical area of show. Shingles rash is known to show up on certain parts of the body; your limited description kind of fits.
Why did I mention age being important?
Younger people would likely have been vaccinated for Chicken Pox.
People above a certain age range would have exposures to the full live ChickenPox virus than likely to never have had any exposures; so older people are really likely to experience Shingles.
Shingles virus is the residual virus left in people with any exposures to ChickenPox.
If that's what you have, You'd be really contagious for Some people, so try to find out from your doctor. If it is Shingles, the discomfort can last a while.
Hope it's not. Good Luck!
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