How long before I can expect an improvement from scalp and eye shingles please? Have had migraine like pain for 3 days and been treated for same, then got a burning pain last night if I touched the area of the migraine. GP diagnosed early shingles this morning, and the rash is starting to come out this pm.
Going to take upwards of a week to get resolution using Valtrex. Neurontin is often used for shingle pain. Might want to ask doc about this.
If you take the valtrex faithfully, it will shorten the course of the disease considerably. Shingles can last 6 weeks if not treated, so shortening it can be a week or two. Did your dr order pain meds for you? If you don't have pain medications, and it gets bad that ibuprofen or aleve won't help, go to the er. You should be on them. You should also call an opthamologist and make an appointment to see him next week. Shingles around the eye can cause its own problems. Blindness is one of them.
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