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How Can I Make Shingles Less Painful
See a dermatologist: Zostrix is a nonprescription cream for shingles pain, but be aware that it may make pain worse before decreasing it. If you're not allergic to aspirin, ibuprofen, or naproxen, you can try one of those. Your doctor can prescribe stronger pain meds or other drugs like Gabapentin or amitriptyline. ...Read more
Heat rash or shingles on face. Not painful like shingles but used to have it many of times as a child. Want to make sure it's not shingles
Absolutely!: If pain persists after the rash is gone - postherpetic neuralgia (phn) - it needs to be treated aggressively so it does not last forever. The greater the severity and duration of the rash, the more like you are to have phn. Also, the older you are when you have shingles, the more likely you are to have phn. See a board certified pain specialist for help. Don't accept that it will just "go away.". ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: You can have shingles that aren't painful and only itch. Shingles looks like a cluster of red spots that can occur in any dermatome, a line following the nerves in the body. They do not cross to the other side of the body, can break open and then crust over. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My grandaughter is 11yrs old and has two lots of cluster spots on her back which she say are painful is it shingles?
I'm getting over shingles on my right side, but I noticed a small rash on my left side...it isn't painful, nor does it itch....could this be shingles ?
I had my 2nd shingles bout 2 months ago. The blisters have cleared w marks left. Why is it painful again today? Is it coming back?
Post-herpetic neural: Sounds like you're describing post-herpetic neuralgia. Check out http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/postherpetic-neuralgia/basics/definition/con-20023743 then go see your Family Doc or General Internist about your concerns. There are several options to treat this pain. Also, while not approved until you turn 50yo, ask about off-label Zostavax vaccine (http://www.drugs.com/zostavax.html) ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have had shingles on my back and on my abdomin- I have the same type of cluster pinples on the butt-painful and veery itchi can this also be shingle?
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