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how long do shingles symptoms last

A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Simon Tsiouris
22 years experience Infectious Disease
1-2 weeks: The rash that occurs with shingles usually lasts about 7-10 days before all the lesions dry up and begin to fall off. Lifelong scarring occasionally ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Bergman
40 years experience Pediatrics
Varies: Shingles can have groups of lesions which occur for 1-7 days then progress to crusts and healing over the next 1-2 weeks.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Simon Tsiouris
22 years experience Infectious Disease
1-2 weeks: The rash that occurs with shingles usually lasts about 7-10 days before all the lesions dry up and begin to fall off. Lifelong scarring occasionally ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
26 years experience Pain Management
See below: Pain, burning, itching, red rash, small blisters.
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A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
38 years experience Pain Management
Shingles : Usually 2-4 weeks. There has to be some exposure to chicken pox in the past. A few will go on the develop pain long after all is healed.
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A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
3 weeks (2-5 weeks): A person can have shingles more than once. If that happens, of just worried, his primary care doctor can evaluate to see if there is a weakness in the ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Arcos
37 years experience Pain Management
Rash or pain: The physical manifestations of shingles , usually rash and small papules ( fluid filled blisters) last a few days to a week. The pain of shingles if ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
36 years experience Family Medicine
As far as we know: It has been shown to reduce the incidence of herpes zoster (known as shingles) by 51.3%. As far as we know at this time it is a one time vaccine.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
26 years experience Pain Management
See below: Herpes zoster usually clears up in 2 to 3 weeks and rarely returns. If the virus affects the nerves that control movement (the motor nerves), you may ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
Short time: Zostavax is a shingles vaccine approved by the fda. The vaccine can cause side effects, but they're generally mild and don't last long.
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