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I think I have first signs of shingles

A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Bumps come later: Most people with Shingles experience pain or discomfort, burning sensation for a day or 2 before the blisters(bumps) appear. Most characteristically, ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joshua Batt
8 years experience Emergency Medicine
Burning pain: The first sign of shingles is burning pain on or under the skin. The pain is limited to a narrow band on one side of the body reaching around from bac ... Read More
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Dr. Ally-Khan Somani
18 years experience Dermatology
Unwell with rash: The earliest symptoms of shingles  may include headache, sensitivity to light or flu like symptoms without a fever.  later, you may feel itching, ting ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
Shingles: or herpes zoster is due to reactivation of the varicella zoster virus established in sensory ganglia following an attack of chicken pox. The resultant ... Read More
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Dr. Glynis Ablon
28 years experience Dermatology
Pain, burning or: tingling with subsequent eruption of blisters on red base in a dermatomal distribution that spreads typically on one side of the body. but see dermato ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Shingles symptoms: Early symptoms of shingles include headache, sensitivity to light, and flu-like symptoms without a fever. You may then feel itching, tingling, or pain ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience Infectious Disease
Pain, itch, rash: Initially pain and/or itching occurs then with the development of a blister-like rash following the distribution of the sensory nerve where the reacti ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Cohn
34 years experience Pain Management
Question unclear: Not sure what your question is. Can you get shingles before getting chicken pox (which may re-activate in later life as shingles)? No. Infection with ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience Internal Medicine
Pain: Burning, sharp pain is the most common symptom, sometimes several days before the rash appears.
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A 42-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 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stanley Katz
46 years experience Dermatology
Very low: unlikely to sustain another attack...esp if your are not immunocompromised. There is a shingles vaccine , but usually given to those over 50 yrs old.
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Hines
23 years experience Family Medicine
Possibly: But it takes a very long time. You get shingles because your immunity to chicken pox has waned, and you get a reactivation of the virus in a nerve. ... Read More
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