3 doctors weighed in:
How long do the symptoms of shingles last if first attack?
3 doctors weighed in

Dr. Simon Tsiouris
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
2 doctors agree
In brief: 1-2 weeks
The rash that occurs with shingles usually lasts about 7-10 days before all the lesions dry up and begin to fall off.
Lifelong scarring occasionally results. The pain associated with the rash usually lasts about 2 weeks but can persist for much longer (sometimes lifelong) in 10-15% of patients.

In brief: 1-2 weeks
The rash that occurs with shingles usually lasts about 7-10 days before all the lesions dry up and begin to fall off.
Lifelong scarring occasionally results. The pain associated with the rash usually lasts about 2 weeks but can persist for much longer (sometimes lifelong) in 10-15% of patients.
Dr. Simon Tsiouris
Dr. Simon Tsiouris
Thank
Read more answers from doctors