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Dr. John Chiu
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Rash (Definition)

A skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more


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Doc diagnosed herpes (shingles) (red rashes on right scalp,cheek & neck with fever) but prescribed amoxicillin+clavulanate combi. Is this any good?

Doc diagnosed herpes (shingles) (red rashes on right scalp,cheek & neck with fever) but prescribed amoxicillin+clavulanate combi. Is this any good?

Viral infection: The medication you've bee prescribed is Not a customary treatment for herpes zoster infection. I generally prescribe Valtrex™ Or similar. Your treating MD may be treating you for a bacterial infection you've been diagnosed. Check with your doctor to have a clarification, or seek a second opinion. ...Read more

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How long does shingles rash last?

How long does shingles rash last?

Shingles : Most cases of shingles last 3 to 5 weeks. Usually 1 to 5 days after one experiences pain/burning in a specific area, a rash with blisters appears. This may take a week to 10 days to dry up & become crusty. Usually within a couple of weeks the scabs resolve. REF: https://www.nia.nih.gov/health/shingles#catch ...Read more

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Is sunlight good for shingles rash?

Is sunlight good for shingles rash?

Mixed advice: Sunlight has been blamed for bringing on a relapse in some. During an outbreak, those places may be more sensitive to sunburn, but if mild - moderate exposure - it should have little effect. If you try it - do it only a little bit and discover your reaction. If it helps, great! if it hurts - stop. The medicine should help. Talk w/ your dr about how it's going. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How long can the shingles rash last?

How long can the shingles rash last?

Shingles: Most cases of shingles last 3 to 5 weeks. Usually 1 to 5 days after one experiences pain/burning in a specific area, a rash with blisters appears. This may take a week to 10 days to dry up & become crusty. Usually within a couple of weeks the scabs resolve. REF: https://www.nia.nih.gov/health/shingles#catch ...Read more

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Can you tell me about shingles(rash)?

Shingles: Shingles can cause fairly dramatic pain which is followed within a few days by a rash. It usually appears in a particular location on one side of the body. The rash burns intensely, itches ; is made up blisters that open up ; crust over. A person could also have a fever, chills, headache and generalized aches ; pains with fatigue. ...Read more

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How long does the shingles rash lash?

How long does the shingles rash lash?

2 weeks: In an immunocompetent person, shingles can be active up unti about 7-10 days. Sometimes slightly longer. ...Read more

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How long will it take for a shingles rash disappear?

How long will it take for a shingles rash disappear?

Yes in time: Shingles is a viral infection the inflames the nerves and causes blisters along the course of the nerves that are affected it can cause a lot of pain and if the lesions are scratched , very common, there may be scarring . It should fade in time. ...Read more

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I'm 20, and I have the shingles rash! is this serious?

No worrying: Stressing out over it won't help, and may make things worse. http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/shingles/ss/slideshow-shingles-pictures http://www.Webmd.Com/skin-problems-and-treatments/shingles/news/20110204/shingles-myth-busted-it-does-come-back. ...Read more

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Can someone tell me how long will the shingles rash last?

Can someone tell me how long will the shingles rash last?

1-14 days: But blisters may take longer to heal. If near your eye, you can become blind, so seek medical attention. ...Read more

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Can you tell me when does the shingles rash start to hurt?

Nerve irritation: The viral infection affects the various nerves. With the inflamed nerves there is pain. See a doctor to see if they have some remedy for you. ...Read more

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Could shingles rash spread to other parts of body by touching?

Could shingles rash spread to other parts of body by touching?

No: You could transmit chicken pox to someone who has never had it, but you cannot transmit shingles to anyone else or spread it in your body. ...Read more

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Help plz! Can shingles rash spread to other parts of body by touching?

No: Shingles is confined to the nerve distribution of whatever nerve is infected (we call these 'dermatomes'). So the rash will spread out as a band only on one side (L or R) of the body. It may take a couple days to fully spread out and become red, blistery & painful. Hopefully seeing a doc before that happens could limit or prevent that. I've shut down 2 cases where the pt came in just before rash. ...Read more

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Can a shingles rash appear as petechiae?

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Can a shingles rash appear as petechiae?

Different: Shingles and petechiae have completely different presentation . A trained medical professional should be able to differentiate them. If in doubt, go to see your doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Can I expose my shingles rash to sun or uv light. ?

Shingles: Some research suggest that Ultraviolet rays may help prevent chickenpox spreading.
REF: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/12/111215094921.htm. However, I would avoid excessivd light due to the potential for sunburn on already broken skin. ...Read more

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How much time will pass from the point of tingling, to when shingles rash appears?

How much time will pass from the point of tingling, to when shingles rash appears?

Shingles: Three to four days after the prodomal stage, the shingles rash erupts. Usually, it will be on only one side of the body. The rash is comprised of many tiny watery blisters that are more painful that they are itchy; the nerve roots that the varicella virus transverses often cause a sharp, pinlike sensation merely on palpation of the rash. The blisters scab in about 5-7 days. ...Read more

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Shingles rash, treatment?

Valacyclovir: The treatment is with a high dose of an anti-herpes drug (usually valacyclovir) if given early enough during the course of the outbreak. ...Read more

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Should i put band aids over shingles rash?

Should i put band aids over shingles rash?

Shingles and Skin: I cannot think of any reason to say yes or no. I guess if you have any secondary infection with pus or fluid drainage then yes a bandage may work well. ...Read more

Shingles (Herpes Zoster) (Definition)

A painful blistering skin rash caused by the chickenpox virus (varicella zoster), occurring in people who have had chicken pox some time in their past. ...Read more


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Herpes Zoster (Definition)

Shingles (herpes zoster) is a painful, blistering skin rash due to the varicella-zoster virus, the ...Read more