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how to get rid of shingles scars

A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Barry Press
43 years experience Plastic Surgery
Improve, not remove.: Scars cannot be removed but there is a large variety of techniques to improve their appearance, both surgical and non-surgical. Avoid sun exposure; it ... Read More

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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
Type of scar: The treatment depends on the problem causing the blemish is it a hyperpigmented scar, a depression, an ice pick, a cyst, etc. Depending on the diagnos ... Read More
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Dr. Behrooz Torkian
20 years experience Plastic Surgery
Shigles scars: It may be difficult to find scientific evidence specifically for treatment of shingles scars, but one of the most scientifically supported treatments ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
35 years experience Clinical Psychology
See your Dr ASAP: The virus never totally goes away, but it can go back to a dormant state and there are medications that help it happen quicker w/ less severe symptoms ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert McMurtrie
22 years experience Pain Management
Change antiviral?: You cannot get rid of the virus that causes chicken pox and also shingles - varicella zoster. Would be odd, but not impossible, to have shingles on f ... Read More
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
See a doctor: See a doctor right away. Shingles will resolve more rapidly with anti-herpes drugs, but only if they're started at the beginning. You are contagious ... Read More
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A 70-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neesheet Parikh
13 years experience Sports Medicine
Rx: There is a medication called Valtrex (valacyclovir) that can be used. Also for the pain can use gabapentin. It will still take some time to heal. Get ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
29 years experience Internal Medicine
No: Acyclovir and steroids. May help with symptoms .It will resolve . Antibiotics have no role in treatment of shingles which is a reactivation of varrice ... Read More
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience Family Medicine
It will get better: Shingles will heal on its own with/out treatment. Early treatment can result in faster healing/less swelling. 2-3 wks is the typical course of shingle ... Read More
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A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bahman Omrani
16 years experience Pain Management
Consider topicals: 60-min capsaicin patch 8% applied by your dr topical Lidocaine (lidoderm 5%) can be tried but results less predictable. Your dr may be able to recomme ... Read More
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