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How Long Do Shingles Rash Last
Shingles (Herpes Zoster) (Definition)
A painful blistering skin rash caused by the chickenpox virus (varicella zoster). Early treatment with antiviral medication (within 72 hours) lowers the risk of post-herpetic neuralgia, which is lingering skin pain after the rash disappears. ...Read more
1-14 days: But blisters may take longer to heal. If near your eye, you can become blind, so seek medical attention.
No: While painful blisters on the skin are the most common symptoms of a shingles outbreak, there are other symptoms you can use to diagnose the condition. Not all patients suffering from shingles will develop a rash. Pain, flu like symptoms, movement issues, but no rash have been reported and identified as "shingles". The time from symptoms to wellness is variable. 6 to 8 weeks usual.See 1 more doctor answer
Let explian: Shingle pain could disappear after 1-2 weeks from treatment, but if you complication from the shingle it may last for several month.See 2 more doctor answers
How long should I expect pain from shingles to last after finishing antivirals? I believe my rash was mild. How long should I wait to see my Dr?
Had shingles last month. Took Valtrex in full. How long until rash fades away fully? Is it permanent?
Will fade: The pigmentation related to the rash will fade, but it takes a variable amount of time. Leave it alone as doing things to hasten the fading may make matters worse.
I have recurring skin rashes in different areas that appear like fever blisters or shingles and itch. I never had chicken pox. It lasts a couple wks.?
PHN: After the shingle kin rash has resolved you may experience discomfort & tingling sensation with or without pain at the site of the rash. The symptoms usually improve anywhere from a few weeks to a few months. In certain individuals, post-herpetic neuralgia ("nerve pain" after shingles) can be severe & can last for months, occasional up to a year & infrequently beyond that. Treatment is available.
Have shingles. On famciclovir for 2 days, rash began yesterday. Not painful, yet. Week long fl vacation in another 6 days. Unwise for me to go or ok?
GO: Ok to go on vacation but continue meds.
Shingles: Usually the rash appears in a matter of days.
Shingles: Rash begins to dry up in a week or two and may take a month to disappear completely.
I get hives for no apparent reason. I was diagnosed with shingles last year. I have a similar rash again. What could it be?
Hives: Some people are predisposed to urticaria. You should see an allergist for further testing to see if your thyroid or an autoimmune process is playing a role. Use non-sedating oral antihistamines in higher doses to control the hives until an answer can be found.
I've had what my doctor thinks are shingles symptoms for 4 days now. No rash yet. How long do I wait for a rash before I go back to the doctor?
Take medications: Hi, if you are already taking antivirals for possible shingles, you don't have to see your dr. Unless symptoms get worse.
I was diagnosed with shingles last night at urgent care. The rash is located on the L2. I am concerned because they did not swab or do blood work.
Shingles diagnosis: It has been estimated that approximately 10-20% of the population will develop HZ during their lifetime. Individuals over 50 are particularly susceptible because of reduced cell-mediated immunity. Medical history, pain description and blistering in a band on one side of the body may be all that is necessary for herpes zoster diagnosis. The use of antiviral therapy (e.g. acyclovir) is recommended.See 1 more doctor answer
Last night I found a red rash under my breast. I'm not sure what it is. Could it be shingles? I'm really concerned. What do you think it could be?
See your doctor: See your doctor for a personal evaluation to be sure nothing serious is wrong.
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