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How long does shingles pain on face last after the rash has healed?

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Let explian

Shingle pain could disappear after 1-2 weeks from treatment, but if you complication from the shingle it may last for several month.

In brief: Let explian

Shingle pain could disappear after 1-2 weeks from treatment, but if you complication from the shingle it may last for several month.
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
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David Escobar
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Shingles

Most people who have shingles get severe pain to start, and should be treated with antiviral medication.
If not the risk for post-herpetic neuralgia increases. This pain can be mild to severe, and last for weeks to months. Other medications, to calm nerves and nerve damage, can be used after the acute infection, to reduce the pain.

In brief: Shingles

Most people who have shingles get severe pain to start, and should be treated with antiviral medication.
If not the risk for post-herpetic neuralgia increases. This pain can be mild to severe, and last for weeks to months. Other medications, to calm nerves and nerve damage, can be used after the acute infection, to reduce the pain.
David Escobar
David Escobar
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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial

In brief: Varies

Varies.
Often a few weeks. Sometimes get postherpetic neuralgia - permanent.

In brief: Varies

Varies.
Often a few weeks. Sometimes get postherpetic neuralgia - permanent.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Dr. Louis Gallia
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