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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 can you prevent shingles on the face from scaring?

How can you prevent shingles on the face from scaring?

Early treatment : Once you develop blisters from shingles (or even before) is the best time to treat shingles with oral and topical treatments. Once the blisters scab up and start to heal , it is still important to use a cream or ointment , whether it is silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) or an other antibiotic ointment (e.g. Polysporin). The application of a topical will maximize healing and minimize scarring. ...Read more

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What can I do if I have shingles on the face (and impetigo)?

What can I do if I have shingles on the face (and impetigo)?

Complicated shingles: Shingles complicated by a bacterial infection such as impetigo would benefit from a combination of prescription medications. Pain management and avoidance of touching it as much as possible are preventative measures to take while you are waiting for evaluation. Use new facial towels daily and wash them in very hot water! ...Read more

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I have had shingles on my face for three weeks and still in pain?

Neuralgia: By now, the shingles lesions should have gone away, possibly leaving marks but with no blisters, ulcers, or scabs. The pain you're experiencing is post-herpetic neuralgia, which can persist even after the shingles has resolved. There are pain medications, such as gabapentin, as well as topical creams and ointments that can help. See your doctor. ...Read more

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How long does shingles pain on face last after the rash has healed?

How long does shingles pain on face last after the rash has healed?

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. ...Read more

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My grandson had a bad case of roseola 2 weeks ago. I now have shingles on my face. Could I have got shingles from him?

My grandson had a bad case of roseola 2 weeks ago. I now have shingles on my face. Could I have got shingles from him?

No: Shingles are a reactivation of the chicken pox virus. You had to have had the chicken pox sometime in ur life and the virus reactivates as it resides in your nerve roots after the chicken pox heals. You dont catch shingles. ...Read more

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I have shingles on my face and wondering if kissing my wife who has had chickenpox before can catch shingles from me from kissing.

I have shingles on my face and wondering if kissing my wife who has had chickenpox before can catch shingles from me from kissing.

No: If she's already had chickenpox, the virus is already "hiding" in body. The real risk is to those who have never been vaccinated or contracted chickenpox in the past. ...Read more

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If i had shingles on my face and lip. And i kiss someone. Can they get a cold sore?

If i had shingles on my face and lip. And i kiss someone. Can they get a cold sore?

Shingles is: From varicella-zoster virus(herpes zoster). Cold sores are caused by herpes simplex virus. If you contact someone, having shingles will not cause them to develop shingles or a cold sore. But, infection with chicken pox is possibe. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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