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Shingles, a result of the varicella-zoster virus (VZV) that also causes chickenpox, trigger a painful rash accompanied by itching, burning skin, and fluid-filled blisters that usually last 3–5 weeks. Healing of the blisters typically takes about ten days, with recurrence being rare after recovery. 

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Symptoms and Causes

Symptoms often manifest on one side of the body, notably the waist area, though they can emerge elsewhere. Here are some of the symptoms of shingles:

  • Scabs form and heal in around two weeks
  • Red rash formation within 1 to 5 days
  • Blisters ooze, and dry up within ten days
  • Skin sensitivity or pain before the rash
  • Fluid-filled blisters develop
  • Vision impact if near eyes
  • General discomfort
  • Light sensitivity
  • Intense pain
  • Numbness
  • Headache
  • Tingling
  • Irritation
  • Hot skin
  • Nausea
  • Malaise
  • Fatigue
  • Itching
  • Fever
  • Chills

Shingles, following a bout of chickenpox, the virus remains dormant in the nervous system. In certain instances, it reactivates and travels along nerves to the skin, giving rise to shingles. However, not all chickenpox survivors develop shingles. The exact trigger for shingles remains unclear, potentially tied to reduced immunity with age. The condition is more prevalent in older adults and those with weakened immune systems. 

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FAQs About Shingles

How to treat shingles headache in 24 hours?

Shingles can cause headaches in the early phase of the infection right before the painful rashes appear. It can be treated with pain reliefs like acetaminophen (Tylenol) or ibuprofen (Mortin), available over the counter. If the headaches don’t go away, consult a doctor at Your Doctors Online for antiviral therapy.

How to cure shingles in 3 days?

Shingles can be cured with antiviral medications like valacyclovir or acyclovir, the first line of action for treating shingles. They can ease the symptoms within three days,, but you may need to take a bit longer for complete recovery. Consult our doctor for the prescription of antiviral medications for shingles at Your Doctors Online.

What is the treatment for shingles nerve pain?

Nerve pain can be treated during shingles using antidepressants, painkillers, etc., which aim to treat Postherpetic neuralgia (PHN). They include duloxetine, lidocaine patch, gabapentin, pregabalin, carbamazepine, etc. Consult a doctor for the treatment of shingles at Your Doctors Online.

What is the most common treatment for shingles?

Since shingles are a viral infection, it is treated with antiviral medications. They help reduce the severity of the condition by reducing the virus progression. Consult a doctor online at Your Doctors Online to prescribe the right antiviral medicine for shingles.

How to treat Shingles without going to the doctor?

You cannot treat shingles at home without going to the doctor. Antiviral therapy is required to reduce the viral progression and ease the symptoms. Specific home remedies can help with antiviral therapy, like calamine lotion, loose clothing, oatmeal baths, and cold compress. Consult our doctors now to treat shingles from the comfort of your own home.

What is the treatment for shingles in the eyes?

Shingles infection in the eye can be treated with antiviral medications like valacyclovir, acyclovir, and famciclovir. However, depending on your condition, your doctor may recommend intravenous therapy instead of oral medications. Additionally, in some cases, a doctor may prescribe steroids for treating eye shingles. Consult a doctor now to find out which treatment works for you at Your Doctors Online.

What is the best treatment for internal shingles?

For internal shingles, the best treatment is antiviral drugs valacyclovir or acyclovir. Consult a doctor to find out the correct route of administration and dosage regime for your infection at Your Doctors Online.

Should shingles be left untreated?

Acute shingles infection may be self-treated and go away in a few days, but it can worsen, developing a long-term painful condition known as postherpetic neuralgia (PHN). Also, as the virus attacks the immune system, it makes the patient prone to contracting other infections, including eye damage or loss of vision in case of shingles in the eye.

How long will you have shingles after 7-day medicine treatment?

Your doctor will recommend an antiviral course 7-10 days long. During this time, the symptoms will ease, and the risk of complications will be reduced. However, full recovery takes 3-5 weeks, mostly. Consult a doctor if the symptoms don’t improve within this timeframe at Your Doctors Online.

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