Shingles rash how long does it last

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I am not sure if the pills are 1g but I am taking 3 a day for 7 days. It is the generic version. How long usually does it take to become effective? Should I notice right away?
I went to an Urgent Care Clinic and he diagnosed it as Herpes Zoster and prescribed Valtrex 1g 3 times a day. Over the next few days the rash spread down to my mid thigh and on to the top of my penis shaft. The rash has remained only on the left side of my body. Since the rash spread onto my penis I have become very worried about it being actual Genital Herpes.
I'm sixteen years old. Young, yes, but I have had the shingles. It started off as a just a pain on the ribs underneath my left boob and when it started to turn into a rash about five days later, I went to my school nurse and explained. She immediately sent me home and that day I went to the doctor. It's rare for someone my age to get Shingles, but I did. And I don't think I could have stood the pain if it wasn't for the codeine. He gave me Acyclovir and I'm glad I took it.
Again, these are things that have been going on for a very long time, so my other question would be how long would it take for shingles to cause blindness in a healthy person? Oh, also, I haven't noticed any new floaters, other than the slight ones in my left, and those aren't getting worse, they're just saying the same and not increasing in numbers.
12/2/05 I just got diagnosed with zoster sin herpete. Basically, shingles without a rash. It does exist. Please check some of sites on the Internet. I was amazed at how many sites there were. I have had to do my own research. Hope your health imporves.
Geez, sorry my diagnosis was right, just sounded so familiar. I went to a walk-in-clinic this summer to find out about my "rash" and when I found it was shingles I never even thought to mention it to my hep c doc. Sounds like it was a good thing I didn't, if your is thinking of cutting you off tx. I would absolutely insist on carrying through with tx, what's more deadly???
It does look like a shingles rash my husband had. Definitely take her in as it can get very painful. Many years ago before there were treatments available, my grandfather couldn't work for a year because of a bad case of shingles. Another great reason to give kids a Chicken Pox vaccine!
Can anyone give me some serious advice how to try and reduce it recurring and coping with having shingles AGAIN. I empathise with u all, especially when people say u can't have it this frequent. I av been quite lucky, only 4 times in 3 years and only have rash on shoulder, not on face. HELP!!
i had shingles last yr feb i was in hosp for 7 days. it was on my forehead, i was blind for 1month or longer,lost all eyebrow and eyelashs. i am still suffering with this horrid thing. i am still under drs care. i have post herpertic neurlogia. the wind is toture, my hair hurts, i have moments that i feel like electic shocks are hitting my forehead, yet my head is numb, i can't feel the top of my eyelid, only the bottom. i hate this does anyone else suffer with it on face.
Odd I stumbled on to this site obviously from a google search how long does vic w/d last and felt compelled to read every post. I am sitting here at the 24 hour mark and its not dreadful but it is pretty bad. I am sure this is just the beginning. I realized the last couple months how I was always running right to the wire for my script this month however I am about 4 days shy. I have exhausted all my options and have been debating going to a urgent care place to get them.
The Peg interferon/RBV I started just last May caused a very intense rash all over my body. It did not stop there as it started becoming like a shingles rash (very painful burning rash). Someone told me that Peg inf has a chemical in it that can cause an allergic reaction in some people. The rash and anemia, hmg, white blood count and platelets returned normal to my baseline after only a month or two.
It started six months ago. and at first I thought it was a bee sting or some kind of spider bite. So I did not think anything of it. So after few weeks the big bump I thought went away. But when I tuched the area it would come back not really as a bump but a red like rash. Now this located in the middle of my back. Now pain is numb but at the same time a nerve sing n feeln, Up an down my back! I wish I new now I did see a doctor about two weeks ago.
I do remember how much painhe was in even with some pain medication and I don't remember how long it lasted. I will see if I can't google anything for you. Shingles is an infection caused by a virus from the herpes family of viruses. Shingles is caused by the herpes zoster/ varicella-zoster virus, which is the same virus that causes chickenpox. Shingles only occurs in people who have had chickenpox; shingles represents a reactivation of the dormant varicella-zoster virus.
Sent an email to my doctor (we're allowed to do that) as an FYI that my shingles looking rash is back. Just wanted it noted in my file. She insisted I come in. Odds of shingles second time round is about 2% she said. Plus it's on the opposite side. Shoot. Now I'm on acyclovir and have an dermatology appt. Not sure how long it takes for the med to help but nothing yet (48 hours). I should have ignored it like I planned. I'm confident it will go away.
now my specific questions are 1. Can shingles be a symptom of acute hiv infection . 2. How long does it take for the rashes to appear after the initial pain . I am extremely worried hence would request the experts to please respond .
Has it changed at all over the last few days Twist? Does it itch, burn or hurt? Is it raised or flat? Has he had an temp elevation? Is he involved in any athletics? What are living conditions like at the school? Close quarters? Shared workout room? My biggest concern (and the reason for all those questions) would be a skin infection. Do you have community acquired MRSA infections in the UK?
I was very puzzled, as surely if it was herpes, we should all have it, as my rash is very active. So i was given aciclovir 800 mg which i take long term, but my rash keeps coming back. They jusat dont seem to care and fob you off with all sorts off junk, they even made me have an HIV test and syphillis. whichy all came back negative. I have asked for a swab test as i would love to get to the bottom of this. As i even paid privately for a blood test to see if i had ,had herpes1 and 2.
Also, I have not had any sexual contact in that area for over a month. Last week I got shingles on my head again and treated it with zovirax and began taking valtrex on monday. I also came down with a cold. That night I started have pain and irritation in my vaginal area. by morning there were red blisters (which I know from experience looked like shingles) so I immediately went to the doctor. had low fever at doc. The doc looked and said it looked like herpes simplex.
It would help to know a bit more about the time course - when was the genital outbreak? how long did it last? Were the cultures taken before therapy was given? Has your daughter had chicken pox or the chicken pox vaccine? Herpes zoster may occur in the genital area but it is uncommon. The pain could be is consistent with either herpes zoster or genital herpes and for either zoster or a first episode genital herpes to clear without therapy in less than a week is rather unusual.
I too am getting a rash from sun exposure. It started last summer. Once fall & winter came here, it went away. Just went to Florida for vacation and it came back. It started on my arm and eventually popped out on various areas of my skin -- chest, shoulders, neck, underside of legs, knees -- areas exposed to the sun. The bumps are small and itchy, burning when scratched and become more itchy when scratched. The rash progressed as the vacation progressed.
they were approved by my insurance company last week. Does anybody know if the Ribavirin will help with the shingles too since it is caused by Herpes Zoster virus? God I hope so!!! I'm about to itch to death!
Anyway, I have been told that the unprotected sex under one minute (before I wear my condom) does put me at risk, but risk is low since the tiem is brief. Is it true? I feel panic because I never have any shingle for the past 32 years. How coincident to have it right now? I don;t smoke, I have 5 to 6 hours sleep per day at least. My work don't have any pressure or stress at all. The shingle just like pop up for no reason.
I was up at 2 am this morning scratching and itching. I have had the really bad rash on my chest from shoulder to shoulder across my breasts, it looked like I had shingles, chicken pox and measles very nasty. After about 6 weeks it finally cleared up and I used everything on it. The gold bond itch powder worked the best on me. And I used tucks medicated pads believe it or not it did stop the itch. Now it seems like I am immune to all the tricks so I was up at 2 itching.
Tell me as much as you can, including their frequency, locations, description (blisters, sores, scabs, etc), how long most outbreaks last, and whether the were ever diagnosed by a health professional and, if so, what diagnostic tests were done. Also any treatments you have tried.
), and how does it look now? Were you hiking in woods prior to development of initial lesion (last 24 hours)? Thank you, Dr.
It is horrible to have it on the face. Keep a watch that it doesn't go into the eyes. Let me know how you make out. Mine lasted 6 weeks.
I have had shingles 6 times as well and have had eczema my entire life so rashes from anything - especially Celiac don't just stop when you go on a gluten free diet and if it does I would question that in it of itself. Good luck to anyone dealing with health issues and always go with your gut - if my doctors would have taken me seriously years ago I know for a fact I wouldn't be so bad off with my health.
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