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Will Shingles Leave Scars
I'm worried about my large shingle scab in my face, I think it will leave a large scar in my face, i don't want that to happen. How can I prevent it f?
Not possible: but what ever you do dont make it worse by pulling on the scab. its a natural barrier to avoid infection. let it come off on its own ...Read moreGet help now ›
I had Shingles (Herpes Zoster) 6 months ago but the scars are still there on my face. How can I get rid of the scars? Please help.
Improve, not remove.: Scars cannot be removed but there is a large variety of techniques to improve their appearance, both surgical and non-surgical. Avoid sun exposure; it may take up to a year for the scars to fully mature. See a plastic surgeon to begin your search for an appropriate course of action. Good luck! ...Read moreGet help now ›
My daughter had a rough year last year with shingles and mono and was diagnosed a few weeks ago with a throat virus. It left scars on her throat that are irritated and show up with drainage. She now has problems with hoarseness and says it hurts to sing.
Question?: I'm not sure what your question is, but she may want to see an ENT specialist. ...Read moreGet help now ›
My shingles are starting to scab i think, how long until they have scabbed and drop off? Also will they scar? How do I prevent scarring?
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Got shingles on March 17 & small rash. No blisters just red bumps. Didnt 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. ...Read moreGet help now ›
Forever Present: A scar forms when there is healing of an injury to the tissues. Remember that with almost all wounds, healing continues for months and months as we change the stress on the tissues. A scar forms as a result and may have many different appearances and colors. Any dark coloration may fade over time but the tissues never are the same and so some scarring will always be there. ...Read moreGet help now ›
Yes, scars can occur: Shingles can cause lesions in a dermatonal distributuion, i.e. Along a nerve root. These vesicles can scar. To decrease the risk of poor scars, one should take a course of an antiviral agent (e.g. Zovirax) and a 6 day Medrol dose pack as well as topicals. It is extremely important not to scratch the lesions. For 6 monthes avoid the sun on the scars, use vit e or aloe or mederma 2 times a day. ...Read moreGet help now ›
In some cases: Scarring of the cornea is a problem, and requires evaluation and management by an ophthalmic surgeon. In extreme cases, corneal transplants are recommended to improve visual distortion. ...Read moreGet help now ›
I have scarring on the cornea of my eye from a case of shingles I had last year. Any cure for it?
Probably: The cornea is notoriously poor at getting rid of scar tissue. The scarring creates opacities that disturb the vision, sometimes to a significant degree. If superficial, it can sometimes be modified by a laser treatment but most are deep enough that a corneal transplantation is the better option. Check in with your corneal specialist to have this sorted out. ...Read moreGet help now ›
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