How long do shingles rash last

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Avatar n tn how long do the shingles last? my wife has been diognosed with shingles in her scalp, and i nwant toi find out how long it will last befor she gets some relief ?
Avatar f tn ( if anyone has had this how long did it take for the pain to go away thanks x
Avatar f tn While shingles typically affects older adults (the older you are, the higher chance of getting shingles gets), ANYONE who has had chicken pox, no matter how mild a case, can get shingles (shingles are caused by the same virus that causes chicken pox and once you've had chicken pox, teh virus remains in your body forever). The likelihood of shingles is also higher if the rash is pretty much only on one side of her body rather than all over the body.
Avatar f tn Hello, The nerve pain of a shingles rash may last throughout an outbreak, and even remain for months afterward. This is called post herpetic neuralgia. The first line of treatment usually consists of using topical formulations containing nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, such as aspirin or indomethacin, or local anaesthetic agents. The other treatment options include antiseizure drugs and antidepressants.
Avatar m tn I am doing very well, thank you. I am on Acyclovir medication right now and it worked very fast. The bumps on my leg are gone but I still see some redness. I assume this is just "left overs" from the bumps on my leg.
Avatar m tn I have a rash that appeared on the left side of my rib cage six days ago (about 4-5 inches under my nipple). It is maybe 1.5 inches by 1.5 inches and consists of raised, red skin and roughly 9 bumps. The area wasn't itchy nor warm before the rash appeared. When it did appear, it was itchy, red and had tiny bumps. As of three days ago, it no longer consistently itched but began to burn randomly or feel as though it itched so much that it hurt.
Avatar n tn Thank you for your response. I have finished the anti-viral drug and had an antibiotic ointment perscribed. Although my intense pain has decreased, I am still very uncomfortable. It has been 2 weeks since the outbreak. I am considering Lyrica, because of the intensity of my pain. Codine is bringing on another ulcer, so I must give it up.I took Lyrica at a low dose for 5 months after surgical nerve damage, last January.It was hell to wean off, but I'm feeling desperate.
Avatar f tn 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 appears also that inf/rbv is just too strong to take when liver becomes cirrhotic as is in my case.
Avatar n tn It sure sounds a lot like shingles. Have you seen your doctor? I'm not sure if the rash always presents in everyone. I do know there's a medication they can give for shingles that helps. I forget the name of it but I know they gave it to my mother. Even after the rash (if you get it) is gone, shingles nerve pain can last a long time. Good rule of thumb is that if you have something nagging at you for more than 2 weeks, see a doctor.
Avatar n tn At the same time, if she has HSV-2 antibodies, that still does not mean that the rash you have described is genital herpes. the other thing you could do, if the rash recurs, is to get your doctor to take a culture. As I mentioned above, a culture is really the best way to be sure which virus is present. Hope these comments are helpful.
689528 tn?1364135841 I came up with a rash that is actually quite painful and itchy. I have had shingles once and it's similar but it's been so long that I don't remember. I'm going to post 2 pics in my profile. One is from a couple days ago and one is today. I can't tell if it's shingles or a fungal infection or what. I can't put pressure on it.
689528 tn?1364135841 Last Feb I noticed my rash and was diagnosed as having shingles. I was too late for any treatment or anything and still appeared to have a rash after a few months. The doctor gave me a cream which took the redness away but didn't get rid of anything fully. Through that time I went to a dermatologist and she said I have eczema and gave me another cream. That was back in July or so and I still get this inflamed rash. It's not overly itchy and when I first had it...I did look like shingles.
Avatar n tn How long has this been going on? Do you have any kind of rash? Shingles can start out with that before the rash presents. Since you're so uncomfortable with this, you really need to see your doctor. It could be a lot of things. I have that same feeling due to both fibromyalgia and nerve pain from RSD. My son loves to rub my wrist really lightly before he goes to sleep and it is true agony and I usually have to tell him to stop.
Avatar f tn It is not necessary that shingles will present with a rash and can present as atypical shingles also. Mostly shingles is accompanied by a very painful rash, but sometimes shingles pain occurs without a rash. This condition is known as zoster sine herpete. In the absence of a rash, pain in the chest or the back may be so severe as to occasionally be mistaken for a heart attack, a lung infection or spinal problem.
Avatar m tn hi i have the this skin rash i dont know what it is and how to get rid of it. can someone help please?
335728 tn?1331414412 Hey Rena - It sounds to me like shingles. Do not be fooled, you DO NOT have to have the actual rash to have shingles. Hallmarks of shingles are severe pain and the area to remain on one side (if you said it hurt on BOTH shoulders, it would not be shingles - the virus never crosses the midline). Picture your innerbody as a tree with branches outstretching. These brances are nerve endings. When shingles occurs, it affects say, one tree limb, and all the branches off of that limb.
Avatar n tn Also during this outbreak I have been extremely fatigued. Almost flu like without the flu. I am assuming Shingles can do this as well. Do these symptoms tend to disappear as the rash goes away or can the linger for some time after?
Avatar m tn Hello, I agree with your doctor as chances are there that this rash is due to shingles. Shingles is an infection caused by the varicella-zoster virus, which is the virus that causes chickenpox. Shingles occurs in people who have had chickenpox and represents a reactivation of the dormant varicella-zoster virus. The first sign is usually a tingling feeling, itchiness, or stabbing pain on the skin. After a few days, a rash appears as a band or patch of raised dots on the side of the trunk or face.