... doctor after about 5 days, who prescribed antiviral meds, and predizone. The pain and serious itching cleared up, however I still have red blotchy patches where the blisters were (on my right side in the chest, shoulder, and neck area). They also itch occasionally. I've continued to use calamine lotion which eases the itching, but I'm wondering do I still have the shingles, and should I go back to see my doctor, or does it just take a long time for the patches to clear up and occasional itching to subside. Your answers will be greatly appreciated:)
Persisting Pain -- Shingles - I had my first bout of shingles about 7 weeks ago. Finally went to the
Question posted by bebbye on 5 May 2012
Last updated on 6 May 2012 by SoMuchPain
I know the marks stay for longer and can get irritated by cloths, so try and keep them free and open. But if you still have pain it might take another go at it. Ask your Dr or see what the pharmacy say.
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