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Can shingles leave permanent scar?

Can shingles leave permanent scar?

Yes: It is not usual but yes, any rash could potentially leave a scar or discoloration. ...Read more

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Herpes Zoster (Definition)

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


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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?

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 more

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Treating Shingles (Checklist)

Seek treatment from a healthcare professional
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Stay away from people who haven't had chicken pox
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Take ibuprofen or naproxen for pain and inflammation
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If prescribed anti-viral medication, take appropriately and completely
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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.

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 more

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Treating Scarring (Checklist)

If you smoke, stop. Smoking prevents healthy skin from healing
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See a dermatologist to see what options are available
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Find out if you're a candidate for cosmetic scar treatments
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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?

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?

About a week or two: Any scab will take 1-2 weeks before they fall off. Keep the scabs softened with moisturizer or petroleum jelly to reduce the chance for scarring. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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What's the expert opinion, could the shingles scars eventually wear off?

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 more

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Scars (Definition)

A scar a condition in which an injury (a cut, ...Read more


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