U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 32-year-old member asked:

What are signs of herpes zoster?

1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine 73 years experience
Pain, rash,itching: The common word for it is shingles. It may first make itself kinown by severe pain over a given area, very puzzling to a doc. After a day or so the blotchy red rash appears and itching and pain continue until it resolves. There is no valid treatment for it.
Dr. John Despain
Dermatology 37 years experience
There is treatment, prescription antivirals taken early will shorten the course and decrease the short term and long term pain. See an md now!
Sep 2, 2012

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership

Similar questions

A 29-year-old member asked:

What is herpes zoster?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Larry Lutwick
Infectious Disease 49 years experience
Shingles: Zoster, often referred to as shingles, is a reactivation of the varicella (chickenpox) virus lying dormant in a nerve cell. When it occurs it generally begins without pain or itching in the distribution of the specific nerve and then the development of a rash in that area with small blisters. It tends to occur as a band on the torso or on the face. A vaccine exists to help prevention this.
A 32-year-old member asked:

What are signs of herpes zoster?

1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine 73 years experience
Pain, rash,itching: The common word for it is shingles. It may first make itself kinown by severe pain over a given area, very puzzling to a doc. After a day or so the blotchy red rash appears and itching and pain continue until it resolves. There is no valid treatment for it.
Dr. John Despain
Dermatology 37 years experience
There is treatment, prescription antivirals taken early will shorten the course and decrease the short term and long term pain. See an md now!
Sep 2, 2012

Related questions

A 43-year-old member asked:
1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
A 32-year-old member asked:
1 doctor answer7 doctors weighed in
A 37-year-old member asked about a male:
1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
A 37-year-old member asked:
2 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
A 23-year-old male asked about a male:
2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership
Last updated Jul 15, 2019
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.