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Do symptoms of shingles go away quickly?
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Dr. Robert McMurtrie
Pain Management
6 doctors agree
In brief: Varies, but get help
Symptoms need to be treated aggressively so they do not last forever. The greater the severity and duration of the rash, the more like you are to have postherpetic neuralgia (phn).
Also, the older you are when you have shingles, the more likely you are to have phn. See a board certified pain specialist for help to feel better sooner. Don't accept that you just have to wait for it to "go away.".

In brief: Varies, but get help
Symptoms need to be treated aggressively so they do not last forever. The greater the severity and duration of the rash, the more like you are to have postherpetic neuralgia (phn).
Also, the older you are when you have shingles, the more likely you are to have phn. See a board certified pain specialist for help to feel better sooner. Don't accept that you just have to wait for it to "go away.".
Dr. Robert McMurtrie
Dr. Robert McMurtrie
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Dr. William Lizarraga
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Sometimes
They include a rash, which usually lasts for days to a couple of week, and pain in the area of the rash, which can precede the rash by a few days, and usually resolves around the time the rash does.
Sometimes the pain can last for weeks, months, or even years, though, in a condition called postherptic neuralgia.

In brief: Sometimes
They include a rash, which usually lasts for days to a couple of week, and pain in the area of the rash, which can precede the rash by a few days, and usually resolves around the time the rash does.
Sometimes the pain can last for weeks, months, or even years, though, in a condition called postherptic neuralgia.
Dr. William Lizarraga
Dr. William Lizarraga
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