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Dr. Terri Washington
16 years experience Endocrinology
Yes: Some patients may present with just the pain and the rash comes later or not at all. Treatment is still the same.

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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kristin Sokol
12 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Probably not shingle: Shingles usually present with many painful bumps over an entire area of your skin. One small pustule likely something else. Maybe insect, maybe fire a ... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
53 years experience Infectious Disease
A few days, but...: It can take 4-5 days or more. If it seems slower, ask your doctor about treatment with valacyclovir rather than acyclovir. Val gives much higher blood ... Read More
Dr. Bruce Jacobs
Specializes in Family Medicine
Within 4-5 days: It should probably be within 4-5 days,maybe a little longer or shorter
A 67-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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Varies: based on the severity of the infection: figure 7-10 days.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Silverman
Specializes in Infectious Disease
Herpes?: It hard to tell what you have that return in different areas and itch - not likely zoster maybe allergic reaction herpes simplex maybe ...See a doctor ... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bahman Omrani
17 years experience Pain Management
A week to 10 days: The rash should be completely dry in 7 to 10 days. If persists or new vessicles appear then it would be concerning. Sometimes they can start looking w ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cornelius Oleary
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See MD : I would see a dermatologist immediately. Are your vaccinations up to date? Is the rash painful? A culture of the lesions can be taken to rule out othe ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Payam Rafat
22 years experience Podiatry
Yes.: One may get recurrence of flare ups that may come and go.
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad Saab
43 years experience Family Medicine
Shingles: Post herpetic neuralgia is common after herpes zoster infection. Gabapentin and Elavil (amitriptyline) are helpful in this condition.
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A member asked:
Dr. Mehul Desai
19 years experience Pain Management
Shingles: This sounds more like shingles which is often accompanied by pain prior to the rash and continues once the rash is present. See your doctor there are ... Read More
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