A 26-year-old member asked:
swelling in the face associated with shingles? what to do? how to get rid of swelling?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Bac Nguyen answered
23 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 attack without early treatment. Some may have persistent/prolonged postherpetic neuralgia (nerve pain), but swelling will pretty much always resolve completely. Sleep in recliner may lessen swelling a bit. Consult doc for treatment. Good luck.
Answered on Jun 30, 2019
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