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How can I get rid of the scars on the site post treatment for harpic zoster ?

dear sir i m 56 year old mail person.nearly one year before i got some watery big pimples on my right shoulder and neck .when i consult dermatologist ,he digonose it harpic zoster and give me related medicine alongwith som antibiotic after ten days i survived but still there r black spots on my shoulder and neck and there is itching prroblem i get rid of these all problems. regard
Asked On : Tue, 3 Apr 2012
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
as your dermatologist had diagnosed you with herpes zoster the black spots and itching that is present on your shoulder may take time to fade. these spots are known to take long maybe years to completely heal.
you could consult your dermatologist again to get some antihistamines for your itching. till then you can apply any soothing lotion on the rash after making sure you have completely cleaned the affected area.
take care
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General & Family Physician Dr. Aparna Kohli's  Response
Thanks for writing in.
The scars left by herpes zoster will typically take a few weeks to heal. Please don't touch them. They will heal on their own.
If they don't heal after several months, then the only treatment that works for them are lasers, peels and dermabrasion. This needs to be done by a qualified cosmetic surgeon.
Hope this helps.
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