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how long for shingles rash to go away

A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
58 years experience Pediatrics
Shingles: Rash begins to dry up in a week or two and may take a month to disappear completely.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Shingles: Most cases of shingles last 3 to 5 weeks. Usually 1 to 5 days after one experiences pain/burning in a specific area, a rash with blisters appears. Th ... Read More

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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Fromowitz
19 years experience Dermatology
Varies: Depending on the severity of the the outbreak, most resolve in 2-4 weeks.
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Shingles: Most cases of shingles last 3 to 5 weeks. Usually 1 to 5 days after one experiences pain/burning in a specific area, a rash with blisters appears. Th ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
18 years experience Family Medicine
2 weeks: In an immunocompetent person, shingles can be active up unti about 7-10 days. Sometimes slightly longer.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvin Stein
60 years experience Pain Management
Yes in time: Shingles is a viral infection the inflames the nerves and causes blisters along the course of the nerves that are affected it can cause a lot of pain ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
29 years experience Pain Management
1-14 days: But blisters may take longer to heal. If near your eye, you can become blind, so seek medical attention.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bahman Omrani
17 years experience Pain Management
PHN: After the shingle kin rash has resolved you may experience discomfort & tingling sensation with or without pain at the site of the rash. The symptoms ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nathaniel Drourr
29 years experience Pain Management
Usually: Most commonly shingles is accompanied by a rash. There is a very small percent of cases that do not have a rash. The usual duration is anywhere from o ... Read More
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A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marc Grobman
35 years experience Internal Medicine
GO: Ok to go on vacation but continue meds.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jalal Zuberi
45 years experience Pediatrics
2-3 weeks: Shingles pain last a few weeks after the antiviral treatment. If it continues beyond a month, your doctor may think about an associated complication c ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Farrah Ahmad
18 years experience Internal Medicine
Take medications: Hi, if you are already taking antivirals for possible shingles, you dont have to see your dr. Unless symptoms get worse.
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