Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
144 Doctors are Online

Shingles, rashes, numbness, burning, swelling on stomach, back. Tried patches, cream, recurring. Permanent cure?

Hello, My name is XXXX and am 53 yrs old. I have had the shingles since may 18th ,of this year. The rash has cleared up but now i have the part 2 of the shingles the numbness ,burning and swelling all over my right side of my stomache and middle section of my back . I have run out of ideas on what to do next. It s been 7 weeks of this and i have tried ,the patches the creams etc. What can i do and how long can this go on ? My whole summer is wasted. And can i get the vaccination still so i don t get it again. I m miserable and making everyone else miserable around me. Thanx
Asked On : Tue, 10 Jul 2012
Answers:  1 Views:  374
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Medical Procedures
Medical Topics
Pediatrician, Neonatology 's  Response
hi cindy, sorry to hear shingles will be troublesome with pain and burning.check for your sugar levels to rule out diabetes as shingles at this age denote poor immunity.if your sugar levels are high then controlling that will reduce the pain.since having shingles will induce antibodies,no need for vaccination now.take care.
Answered: Wed, 11 Jul 2012
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor