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Shingles Rash Without Blisters
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
Can shingles rash appear without blisters and pain? 3 days ago felt slight itch on side, 1 small postule with redness around it. Or is this a bug bite
Varies: Based on the severity of the infection: figure 7-10 days. Read more
I have recurring skin rashes in different areas that appear like fever blisters or shingles and itch. I never had chicken pox. It lasts a couple wks.?
I have herpes zoster, the doctor gave me the antiviral, and other medicines, what are the signs of the blisters and the rashes are getting better?
My doctor said I have herpes zoster. After taking tablets and applying cream, blisters and other red rashes continue to form along my jawline. Help! ?
I've had shingles for a month now. The blisters and rash is gone nut the paim is still intolerable. Any suggestions?
Zoster pain: 1. Anti-virals- decrease length of symptoms 2. Anti-inflammatories can help with pain 3. Neuropathic pain meds: gabapentin, lyrica, (pregabalin) tcas... Can be very beneficial 4. Traditional pain meds 5. Epidural steroid injections may be needed if it is severe or you fail other therapies. Hopefully you won't develop phn, post-herpetic neuralgia or chronic pain condition that comes after shingles. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Shingles contagious?: 32 F asks: Is shingles contagious when the rash appears but blisters have not formed yet? ANS: S is due to reactivation of virus from previous episode of chicken pox in you and is not contagious now but was first time. Discuss with your Dr as they know you best and you did not tell us if you have other health problems. Take pictures now and take with you. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a blister type rash that the blisters are matalic in color it is across my whole chest not to one side like shingles please help?
Try domeboro: Soaks to dry up blisters, but I would recommend figuring out the cause of the blisters. (sun exposure, contact dermatitis, blistering disorder). See your derm when a blister is present and a biopsy can be done if necessary to determine what's going on. Doesn't sound like shingles but it isn't always on 1/2 of your body. Read more
I have been suffering with sciatica for about a week. Then I broke out with a rash which turned to blistering. I have had shingles before so I know w?
No: Most likely the shingles was acting up bringing on pain and then the rash/blisters showed up. Occasionally you can have both shingles and sciatica at the same time, but that is highly unlikely. If you are worried see your PCP and maybe get referred to a spine specialist. Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Did not start Valtrex for shingles until day 7 of rash. I'm still getting new blisters on day 11. When will new blisters stop coming?
I have shingles. Caught it early on now on valtrex (valacyclovir). Possible to have rash but no blisters ever form? Had rash for 3 days now.
Just diagnosed with shingles, started on valtrex (valacyclovir). Will I continue to get more of a rash or will it stop it from new forming blisters/rash?
Reoccuring rash (small blisters)on right buttock, tested for herpes, I do not have herpes. If not shingles or herpes what could it be?
Celiac?: A number of conditions can cause lesions like you describe. See a dermatologist. Read more
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