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Shingles: As soon as you are diagnosed with shingles, your doctor probably will start treatment with antiviral medicines. If you begin medicines within the first 3 days of seeing the shingles rash, you have a lower chance of having later problems, such as postherpetic neuralgia. You can use alcohol but it will not treat the shingles ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Can I send pic of rash on back Shingles?Also recouping knee replacement.cause get it again? '88had shingles same area.sores in hair make neck. To do
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Unlikely: First of all, shingles is usually on the torso, not the face. It's also localized to a specific strip of skin (dermatome). Shingles involve a lot of pain as well, so unless your really hurting, it's not shingles. The virus that causes cold sores and shingles are similar, but they aren't exactly the same. Hope that helps! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Have Shingles Feb.been getting sores in my head, face, mouth, pubic area, am on Valtrex (valacyclovir) rashes are itchy causing pain how do I get rid of shingles ?
Have hepatitas be ab , hbcab total, antiabs reactive, have sores on scalp like shingles keep coming back is this realated ?
Please let me know if there is away to make canker sores or herpes zoster (shingles) from coming back?
No: These are two different problems. The cause of canker sores or recurrent aphthous ulcers is not currently known. Treatment involves covering the ulcers with topical medication to decrease exposed ulcerated tissue and provide pain relief. Shingles is a from a virus that can recur and there is not any preventative treatment available. ...Read more
Had shingles 6yrs ago. Now am having sores show up on both hands am using triamcinolone cream 0.1%. Keeps coming back.
I recently had Shingles, now I am getting cold sores on both my lips and now I have a rash in my vaginal area, what is wrong with me?
Stressed host : Not sure I have the answer, but it sounds as though your body's defenses may be compromised, perhaps by the stress of your recent bout with shingles. Cold sore outbreaks are often related to stress, whether physical or emotional. The genital area rash may or may not be related. Suggest you see you doctor for examination. ...Read more
Deep sharp pain on either side of my spine. It's not constant, sometimes alternating. Also have a painful rash of sores on both of shoulder blades. Are these shingles?
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