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How Long Does Rash With Painful Blisters Associated With Shingles Last
Most bumps and blotches on a newborn baby are harmless and clear up by themselves. By far the most common skin problem in infants is diaper rash. Diaper rash is an irritation of the skin caused by dampness, urine, or feces. Most babies who wear diapers will have some type of diaper rash. However, there are other skin disorders that can cause rashes. These are usually not serious unless ...Read more
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. ?
Does shingles always have a rash? I have a nerve-like pain just below my armpit but no rash or blisters. The pain has been longer than 1 week too.
Zoster sine herpete: And that young lady is how we docs say "shingles without a rash." Yes, it DOES exist. And many people are grateful for it since the alternative is have the shingles with all the cosmetic issues. When absolutely necessary we can do spinal taps to identify particles of the virus who are causing the pain and burning symptoms but without a lot of exertion. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Red rash on left leg with blisters that appear to be crusting over looks like a tree branch. Painful and itchy> could it be shingles?
Shingles rash w/no blisters.Was diag. W/shingles again.Repeat of last yr, severe nerve pain on side travels to breast.Now right side to it's breast?
Varies: based on the severity of the infection: figure 7-10 days. ...Read more
I have herpes zoster, the doctor gave me the antiviral, and other medicines, what are the signs of the blisters and the rashes are getting better?
Zoster pain: 1. Anti-virals- decrease length of symptoms 2. Anti-inflammatories can help with pain 3. Neuropathic pain meds: gabapentin, lyrica, (pregabalin) tcas... Can be very beneficial 4. Traditional pain meds 5. Epidural steroid injections may be needed if it is severe or you fail other therapies. Hopefully you won't develop phn, post-herpetic neuralgia or chronic pain condition that comes after shingles. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a blister type rash that the blisters are matalic in color it is across my whole chest not to one side like shingles please help?
Try domeboro: soaks to dry up blisters, but I would recommend figuring out the cause of the blisters. ( sun exposure, contact dermatitis, blistering disorder). See your derm when a blister is present and a biopsy can be done if necessary to determine what's going on. Doesn't sound like shingles but it isn't always on 1/2 of your body. ...Read more
Shingles (Herpes Zoster) (Definition)
Shingles is 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
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