How long does shingles last?

Shingles . Usually 2-4 weeks. There has to be some exposure to chicken pox in the past. A few will go on the develop pain long after all is healed.
Shingles. Most cases of shingles last 3 to 5 weeks. Usually 1 to 5 days after one experiences pain/burning in a specific area, a rash with blisters appears. This may take a week to 10 days to dry up & become crusty. Usually within a couple of weeks the scabs resolve. REF: https://www.nia.nih.gov/health/shingles#catch.

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Are shingles always accompanied by a rash or lesions? How long does shingles last?

Usually. Most commonly shingles is accompanied by a rash. There is a very small percent of cases that do not have a rash. The usual duration is anywhere from one month up to approximately six months. For the last any longer than that it is then considered post to pick the router and can't unfortunately be a long term diagnosis. Read more...
No. While painful blisters on the skin are the most common symptoms of a shingles outbreak, there are other symptoms you can use to diagnose the condition. Not all patients suffering from shingles will develop a rash. Pain, flu like symptoms, movement issues, but no rash have been reported and identified as "shingles". The time from symptoms to wellness is variable. 6 to 8 weeks usual. Read more...

How long does shingles last and what are key signs of postherpetic neuralgia?

A and B. A. Duration 7 to 14 days, average 10 b. Severe burning pain in distribution of rash which may persists for days to months or years, long after rash has resolved. In the absence of a definite skin rash at any time, diagnosis of post-herpetic neuralgia is suspect. Read more...
Shingles. Most cases of shingles last 3 to 5 weeks. Usually 1 to 5 days after one experiences pain/burning in a specific area, a rash with blisters appears. This may take a week to 10 days to dry up & become crusty. Usually within a couple of weeks the scabs resolve. REF: https://www.nia.nih.gov/health/shingles#catch. Postherpetic neuralgia - pain persists well after blisters are gone. Read more...

How long does shingles vaccone last?

As far as we know. It has been shown to reduce the incidence of herpes zoster (known as shingles) by 51.3%. As far as we know at this time it is a one time vaccine. Read more...

How long does the shingles last on side?

See below. Herpes zoster usually clears up in 2 to 3 weeks and rarely returns. If the virus affects the nerves that control movement (the motor nerves), you may have temporary or permanent weakness or paralysis. Sometimes, the pain in the area where the shingles occurred may last from months to years. This pain is called postherpetic neuralgia. Read more...