Most bouts of shingles last two to four weeks, according to the National Health Service. However, approximately one out of five people develop nerve pain called postherpetic neural...
There is no cure for shingles, but medication may be prescribed to ease symptoms and shorten the length of the infection. Medications prescribed for shingles may include: antiviral medications, including acyclovir, valcyclovir, and famciclovir...
Shingles, also known as zoster or herpes zoster, is a viral infection caused by the
varicella-zoster virus. ... While it's rare for pregnant women to develop shingles, if
they do, most experts agree that it's unlikely to ... Last Updated: 11/7/2014.
Shingles usually lasts for a few weeks. Usually, the first symptom is pain or
numbness. A few days later, blisters appear. The blisters last for several days and
Feb 5, 2015 ... ... I'm not able to give you a precise indication of how long your symptoms will last
, but this is ... What can I do about my recurrence of shingles?
Jun 11, 2012 ... How long does Shingles last? The condition usually resolves within 2 to 3 weeks
and rarely recurs. Sometimes the nerve pain may persist.
Jul 1, 2015 ... Most cases of shingles last around two to four weeks. .... If you have the shingles
rash, do not: ... reduce the severity of your shingles; reduce how long your
shingles last; prevent complications of shingles from developing, such ...
Mar 21, 2012 ... Shingles is caused by the herpes zoster virus, the same virus that is responsible
for chicken pox infection. Even though a chicken pox infection ...
May 31, 2012 ... He had the typical shingles rash; redness, blisters and pain in the ... pain lingers
in an area of previous shingles long after the rash heals ... But with PHN, the pain
can last for months or years. ... “The take-home message is to get vaccinated, and
if you do discover you have shingles, seek immediate medical .....
I retired last may from teaching school for 28 years. I just couldn't do it anymore
because of the pain. Sorry to hit you with all this, you wondered if anyone was out