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how long does the effects of shingles last

By Anonymous April 28, 2018 - 7:15pm
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the bliters have gone im left wth pain and dicomfort like bee stings its been going away slowly useing hydroclathozide 1% and started patches

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Hello. Thank you for your message.

Shingles is a disease that affects your nerves. It can cause burning shooting pain, tingling, and/or itching, as well as a rash and blisters. Most cases of shingles last 3 to 5 weeks. 

Some people may be left with ongoing pain even after the rash is gone,  called post-herpetic neuralgia or PHN. The pain is felt in the area where the rash had been. For some people, PHN is the longest lasting and worst part of shingles. The older you are when you get shingles, the greater your chance of developing PHN.


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