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can I pop shingles blisters

A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Leander Po
18 years experience Infectious Disease
They'll crust over: If the shingles area is kept clean, then the the popped blisters will crust over, and the itching, burning sensation will slowly diminish, especiall ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
No: Leave the blisters alone. By popping those you are more likely to get the raw area infected.
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
57 years experience Dermatology
See a dermatologist: "Shingles", herpes zoster, is primarily painful, not itchy. The vesicles are small and become pussy after a day or 2, then scabs in another day or 2. ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Question diagnosis: Did you diagnose yourself or did a doctor make the diagnosis? In any case, it is time to consult a doctor as it is not feasible to provide a meaningfu ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
Prob not shingles: Your doctor probably is correct that this isn't shingles. "Hands and arms" (plural) suggests this rash is on both sides of your body, which doesn't ha ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ajay Acharya
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Yes....: Yes if you have taken anti- viral medication.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Herpes zoster: Usually within 24-48 hours from onset of symptoms.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Emily Altman
28 years experience Dermatology
Shingles: Shingles-reactivation of chickenpox infection w/vzv virus. After chickenpox rash goes away, virus hides in nerve cells & is kept there by your immune ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
57 years experience Dermatology
Yes: Untreated shingles will evolve over about 4 to 5 weeks. Clusters of vessicles [small blisters] will appear for a couple of weeks, evolving through pus ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Fields
61 years experience Family Medicine
Shingles : That is correct. Shingles appears along the nerve path and not as you describe

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