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How long do the symptoms of shingles last for you?

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Dr. Simon Tsiouris
Infectious Disease 23 years experience
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 results. The pain associated with the rash usually lasts about 2 weeks but can persist for much longer (sometimes lifelong) in 10-15% of patients.

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A 44-year-old member asked:

How long do the symptoms of shingles last for you?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Simon Tsiouris
Infectious Disease 23 years experience
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 results. The pain associated with the rash usually lasts about 2 weeks but can persist for much longer (sometimes lifelong) in 10-15% of patients.
LA
A member asked:

What are the symptoms of shingles? How long does it last?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management 27 years experience
See below: Pain, burning, itching, red rash, small blisters.
A 39-year-old member asked:

How long does shingles vaccone last?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine 37 years experience
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.
Birmingham, AL
A 54-year-old female asked:

How long does shingles last?

4 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
Pain Management 39 years experience
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.
A 37-year-old member asked:

How long does the shingles last on side?

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Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management 27 years experience
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 have temporary or permanent weakness or paralysis. Sometimes, the pain in the area where the shingles occurred may last from months to years. This pain is called postherpetic neuralgia.

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