Shingles rash how long does it last

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572909 tn?1218268531 Maybe the Doctor Dermatology site would be a good place to put your question, I have heard Shingles last a while and can be very uncomfortable, so it is possible it has not run its course " yet.
Avatar m tn Shingles can pop up when the immune system is weakend. Stress weakens your immune system and obviously the chicken pox did too! Shingles does cause a rash that is painful as well as flu like symptoms. However shingles normally only appear on your face or trunk. You should probably let your doctor know what's going on!
Avatar f tn 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!
168348 tn?1379357075 "The rash can last anywhere from several days to several months, even over a year. It can come and go in cycles that are related to the treatment the Lyme’s patient is receiving. Treatment often causes something called the Herxheimer reaction, a presentation or relapse of symptoms." This article is more conservative: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.
Avatar n tn It started out looking just like a pimple, and I bothered it alittle and then it spread all over my arm. At first my mom thought it was ringworm, but it spread much worse after that. I went to the doctors and they didn't know exactly what it was so they gave me some fungal cream and steriods to take away the itch. Didn't work.
Avatar f tn 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.
Avatar m tn i walk a lot and the rash itches so bad. also on one arm it seems to be a spot like i had with shingles. My question is does shingles show up in groin area? I takw a lot of vit c and d can a over dose of vitamins bring on a rash?
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 ?
689528 tn?1364135841 It does look like it could still be shingles. With shingles it can be a full patch or just a few little lumps. Had them under my eye once, about 5 lumps under my right eye, had no idea until I was at the doctors for something else!
Avatar f tn ( if anyone has had this how long did it take for the pain to go away thanks x
Avatar n tn 1) Does the rash hint at HIV? Would it last that long after exposure and seem to clear with an OTC medicine. Also having no other symtoms at all. 2) Does HIV early cause a bad stomach problem? 3) Would the shingles worry you at all? Would HIV cause these just 3 months after exposure? I have read a lot of your responses and seem to be over worrying. Does this sound like HIV/ How many times have you seen someone be pos after an exposure like mine?
Avatar n tn 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?
Avatar n tn If one gets a rash from ARS it will last from 1-2 weeks and it is not a puss field rash nor do you get any type of fluid from it. If you haven't tested for HIV and other STDs from your unprotected sex you should. You can test now and get a conclusive test result.
Avatar m tn Does it burn or itch?? Is it anywhere else on your body? How long have you had it? I am asking these questions because it reminds me of the rash I had when I developed shingles. Shingles is a reactivation of the chicken pox virus in a slightly different form. It will burn and or itch usually, may feel painful, and will not cross the midline of the body. If you have this rash anywhere else on you, on the other side, it is not shingles.
Avatar f tn What I am wondering is I am finished with the medication, and how long before I can expect the nerve pain to go away. Is it possible it will never go away since I did not have the rash or blisters? I am getting scared.
Avatar f tn But shingles can also start that way and she still needs to see a doctor. You can have shingles without the rash and it is very painful. If it isn't her appendix, get some APIS from the health food store to help her with the pain.
Avatar f tn I went to a different doctor in the same practice. I guess the rash made it evident to be Shingles. All of the rash has been on the left side in the thigh. I can't believe I have Shingles. I am 55!
Avatar m tn I went to the doctor today and turns out it was shingles. They said that the virus travels along nerves so if you see a line of red bumps then its a classic symptom of shingles.
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar n tn I had chicken pox when I was an adult and it was a very mild case. How does one know if one really had shingles? Did taking the anti-viral medication for a week cause any negative effects on the body?