Can you have a shingles rash without pain?

Can you have a shingles rash without pain?

Some people experience shingles pain without ever developing the rash. Most commonly, the shingles rash develops as a stripe of blisters that wraps around either the left or right side of your torso.

Can you get shingles without exposure?

You can’t catch shingles, and you can’t give shingles to someone else. But you can give others chickenpox. After you have chickenpox, the varicella-zoster virus stays dormant in your body.

How long does shingles last with no rash?

Shingles with a rash usually clears up within two to six weeks. If you have shingles without a rash, your symptoms should clear up in a similar amount of time. In a few cases, the pain can remain after the shingles rash has healed.

Does shingle pain come and go?

The main symptom of post-herpetic neuralgia is intermittent or continuous nerve pain in an area of your skin previously affected by shingles. The pain may come and go or be continuous. It can be described as burning, stabbing, shooting, aching, throbbing or like electric shocks.

Is it possible to have shingles without a rash?

The absence of a rash does not mean that a person does not have shingles. It is possible to have pain over the skin without a rash or for the rash to appear later on. In most people, especially those who are younger or healthy, the symptoms will go away with or without treatment within a few weeks.

How to feel better when you have shingles?

How to feel better if you have shingles Here are some things you can do to help yourself feel better when you have shingles: Stay healthy with a balanced diet, plenty of rest, and gentle exercise. Soak in a bathtub containing lukewarm water and ground-up oatmeal to relieve pain and itchiness.

How to tell if you have shingles on your face?

The classic symptom of shingles is a painful rash on the dermatome, an area of your skin mainly supplied by a single nerve. The rash has distinctive features, such as the following: It appears as a band of blistering lesions on red, inflamed skin on one side of your torso or face.

Is it possible to get rid of shingles on your own?

Shingles can’t be cured, but it gets better on its own. Medications are often used to treat the infection and relieve pain. People over 50 and those with weak immune systems benefit the most from antivirals, because they tend to have more persistent and severe symptoms.

The absence of a rash does not mean that a person does not have shingles. It is possible to have pain over the skin without a rash or for the rash to appear later on. In most people, especially those who are younger or healthy, the symptoms will go away with or without treatment within a few weeks.

How to survive shingles ( and not go totally crazy?

HOW TO SURVIVE SHINGLES (and not go totally crazy!) I think the most important piece of this post is this section. Of course, catching it early and taking the antivirals help a ton but shingles is so much more than just popping some pills and hoping for the best.

What are the signs and symptoms of shingles?

The signs and symptoms of shingles usually affect only a small section of one side of your body. These signs and symptoms may include: Pain, burning, numbness or tingling. Sensitivity to touch. A red rash that begins a few days after the pain.

What to do if you have a rash from shingles?

We usually prescribe an anti-viral tablet, aciclovir, which helps clear up the rash faster. The pain with shingles is known as neuralgia and it’s quite debilitating: patients say it feels like burning, pin pricks or little electric shocks.