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How Long For Shingles Rash To Go Away
Shingles: Rash begins to dry up in a week or two and may take a month to disappear completely.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
Shingles: Usually the rash appears in a matter of days.
I've had the shingles now for two months and the rash near my ankle will not go away or heal in fact I think it's getting worse. Have been on antibiot?
Not shingles: The rash of shingles should NOT persist for that long, so I tend to doubt that is your diagnosis. It's best to see an Infectious Diseases doctor who specializes in viral infections and can tell if this is truly shingles or herpes zoster. There is antiviral treatment available as well as a vaccine. I'm suspicious though it is something else. Hopefully you can see a doctor or upload the photo here.
Got shingles on March 17 & small rash. No blisters just red bumps. Didn't pop or pick scabs but bumps won't go away. Redness gone but not bumps. Scars?
Question diagnosis: Did you diagnose yourself or did a doctor make the diagnosis? In any case, it is time to consult a doctor as it is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
I have this rash that looks like bites or hives. The only way it tends to dissapear is when I drink beer. Stress., hives, shingles? I'm confused. It st
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