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How Long For Shingles Pain To Go Away
zoster (shingles): Vaccine has no effect in the treatment of the infection. ...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
Does nerve pain from shingles usually take longer than a week to go away? My condition seems to be improving but random nerve pain is still at a 8.5/9
Can take longer: You may wish to consult to a pain specialist, since interruption of the pain cycle may help the healing process move along better. ...Read more
How long after takong Valtrex (valacyclovir) for shingles will they go away? I already took my full doses of 4 pills at 1,000 mgs. I've had shingles for 3 weeks.
Varies, but get help: Symptoms need to be treated aggressively so they do not last forever. The greater the severity and duration of the rash, the more like you are to have postherpetic neuralgia (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 to feel better sooner. Don't accept that you just have to wait for it to "go away.". ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Protracted shingles : Shingles with or without treatment often resolves. Treatment does have its advantages, potentially diminishing the severity of complication such as post-herpetic neuralgia, which can be quite painful and sometime disabling. If shingles persists with or without treatment, it should be brought to the the attention of a doctor who will order some tests to evaluate for a immune deficiency syndrome. ...Read more
Why could it be that someone who has the shingles gets them one right after another. Like they go away in no time they are back?
Recurrent Shingles: People with immune system diseases such as aids, diseases that affect the immune system such as cancer and those who take drugs that suppress the immune system because of autoimmune disease or organ transplant are most likely to develop recurrent shingles. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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