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How Long Does Shingles Pain On Face Last After The Rash Has Healed
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
Acyclovir 800mg, took one pill last night and woke w/ swollen face. Taking for shingles, rash is on face as well. Please help me I have no ins..
Angioedema: An allergic like reaction to Acyclovir is a possible explanation for your facial swelling. It can be accompanied by a rash, swollen face, lips, tongue, as well as throat swelling which could be life threatening. Would need to stop the medication. Facial shingles should be managed by a doctor. Can't rule out ocular herpes in your case. Er is a good option or at least urgent care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can sudden red rashes with severe severe deep pain on right side of the scalp, face and neck along with fever be anything else other than shingles?
Have Shingles Feb. Been getting sores in my head, face, mouth, pubic area, am on Valtrex (valacyclovir) rashes are itchy causing pain how do I get rid of shingles?
Have shingles and have been getting rashes on my leg, pubic area, face, mouth why would my doc want a HIV test, I am offended by this I have shingles?
You should be tested: Try not to be offended, your doc has your best interest in mind and is being complete in the work up. 'Shingles' usually appears in a dermatome (meaning that it only follows one single nerve distribution). If we see that it is in MORE than one distribution then we start to worry about other underlying problems because it is not the way that shingles usually presents. I would recommend the test. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Specific location: Shingles are going to be localized to the distribution of a specific nerve root & only on one side of the face. (never crosses the midline) It is often most painful before the spots emerge & rarely happens more than once. I've seen it as early as 15 months but it is unusual before late adulthood. If this happens repeatedly it is likely something else. An exam can confirm or exclude shingles. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you get shingles in the cranial ganglia and then have neuralgias in all of the nerves? Would you show a rash in your face is it was the case?
Nope: Herpes zoster (shingles) can originate from any nerve, including a cranial nerve, causing an outbreak of the scalp, face, etc. Sometimes shingles is followed by ongoing pain due to post-herpetic neuropathy (PHN) from the involved nerve. It does not cause neuralgia in any other nerves. Without a localized skin rash, shingles almost certainly isn't the cause of any symtoms you have. ...Read more
Hi I had shingles few months back on my face im now getting same symptoms on my arm which I cant touch it could it be shingles again without a rash?
I think I have shingles again, pain is the same, rash is coming out as one spot at a time. On my neck, face and hair. Is this possible? Headache x 10+
Pustular rash face/chest when on antibiotics (sinuses) doc said rare skin reaction. Could it have been shingles? Rash going away once med stopped
AGEP?: Acute generalized exanthematous pustulosis? Few other true drug-related adverse reactions result in general pustular rash. This can be a non-specific reaction (can occur with several unrelated drugs) and may be related to complicating underlying inflammatory condition. See Immunologist to review/assess the reaction and to better define future risk. Not advisable to simply avoid the med in future ...Read more
I have shingles on my face, nose and head. Now I feel like I have a sore inside nose close to bridge. On same side as rash. Could this be a shingle?
What causes sharp nerve pain around the left ear, head and jaw? I get quick shooting shocks every few seconds. No rash yet. 3 day 50 years ago I had shingles on my right side (belt are). Very very painful. I am 75 years old, with polymyalgia. I take predi
Nickle Size rash on face, shingles or cold sore? I went to urgent care and they said it was shingles can a shingle be as small as a nickel in one spot
Facial Shingles?: YES but best to follow up with same doc or see a derma. ...Read more
Saw PCP for shingles, right side of face. No rash. Prescription Valtrex (valacyclovir). Asked to watch for rash on tip of nose. "Bump" today, but on left side of tip. ER?
Antiviral treatment: There is 'one level higher' in terms of antiviral treatment for shingles -& that's intravenous acyclovir. It's heavy duty stuff and you would need to go to the ER to get that going. The real question is though, is that 'bump' at all related to shingles Y/N. Given that this can be serious - affecting the face and possibly the eye, I think you should get it seen today. If there's an ID doc, ask 'em ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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?
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