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How many days do shingles last in teenagers?

How many days do shingles last in teenagers?

A week: Prompt treatment (within 72 hours of onset) with an antiviral such as valacyclovir or Famciclovir will resolve most cases of shingles within a week. By "resolve" i mean most of the pain and inflammation will be gone, and no new blisters will be forming; complete resolution takes longer. A longer course may mean an underlying problem with the immune system, and your doctor will run some tests. ...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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How long do the symptoms of shingles last for in a teen?

How long do the symptoms of shingles last for in a teen?

Varies: Shingles can have groups of lesions which occur for 1-7 days then progress to crusts and healing over the next 1-2 weeks. ...Read more

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I had never had hives before. They have lasted four days, and there is a possibility I have become pregnant. Shingles?

I had never had hives before. They have lasted four days, and there is a possibility I have become pregnant. Shingles?

Hives: They have multiple causes, most of them are mysterious. It may be you had a slight viral infection, sometimes hormonal changes can also trigger them, but usually they are benign. Shingles leave a long last painful rash, it is different. ...Read more

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I had never had hives before. They have lasted four days, and there is a possibility I have become pregnant. Shingles?

I had never had hives before. They have lasted four days, and there is a possibility I have become pregnant. Shingles?

Hives: They have multiple causes, most of them are mysterious. It may be you had a slight viral infection, sometimes hormonal changes can also trigger them, but usually they are benign. Shingles leave a long last painful rash, it is different. ...Read more

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I had the shingles vaccine and 2 days later developed severe cognitive difficulty which has now lasted 3 months. Is there a correlation what do I do?

I had the shingles vaccine and 2 days later developed severe cognitive difficulty which has now lasted  3 months. Is there a correlation what do I do?

Zostavax and delay : I just checked the zostavax profile and cognitive difficulties are not listed. If you haven't seen a neurologist, that is your next step. ...Read more

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Recently diagnosed with MS had three day meth pred treatment last dose finished two days ago i feel ill think i now have shingles should I be worried?

Recently diagnosed with MS had three day meth pred treatment last dose finished two days ago i feel ill think i now have shingles should I be worried?

Concerns: Would handle many items ASAP. First, get shingles treated and then consider shingles vaccine. Since a live virus vaccine, no immune MS drugs for a month after. Would suggest then, start an MS disease modifying agent plus vitamin D supplements. ...Read more

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Two days ago I was vaccinated for flu, shingles, and tetanus. Tonight & last night I experienced mild fever & body aches, but only in the evening.

Two days ago I was vaccinated for flu, shingles, and tetanus.  Tonight & last night I experienced mild fever & body aches, but only in the evening.

Immune system: Three vaccines at one time are a significant stimulus to the immune system. That's exactly what you want - to train the immune system to fend off any attack from these germs. A little bit of fever and body ache could be expected. If symptoms are not improving now, or God forbid worsening, you'll need to let the doc who gave the shots know that. You could take some Tylenol in the meantime. ...Read more

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Why and how do teenagers get shingles?

Why and how do teenagers get shingles?

Same as if not: Shingles occurs when a hibernating zoster virus (chickenpox) reactivates and travels down a nerve group, causing pain and a breakout. I have seen it in toddlers. We are not sure why it occurs.Since it commonly occurs in older folks, most speculate that a weak period in someones immunity allows it to activate. ...Read more

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How long does shingles last?

How long does shingles last?

Shingles : Usually 2-4 weeks. There has to be some exposure to chicken pox in the past. A few will go on the develop pain long after all is healed. ...Read more

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Herpes Zoster (Definition)

Shingles (herpes zoster) is a painful, blistering skin rash due to the varicella-zoster virus, the ...Read more