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Marks left by shingles usually don't respond to any creams .Best thing would be to go for a laser for pigmentation like Q-switched Nd:yag laser of 1064nm wavelength. You might require multiple sessions to get the desired result.
Also you should apply a 30 plus spf sunscreen daily to protect from direct sunlight.
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Dear doctors, I ve just recovered from a very bad bout of shingles ( herpes zoster ) which affected one side of my face . This has left dark spots at the place where I had the blisters - while some spots have gone, some still remain prominently on my face. I believe there is an ointment that can treat these spots - can you please recommend such an ointment. Thanks!
I fell out of bed a few months ago and I have some black and blue on my left hip that is fading. I have gotten a small rash, pinkish but not real red, at the hip area in one spot and it is itchy sometimes and sometimes not so itchy. There are bumbles in the rash area also a few pimple sized and some smaller. I put on povidine and cortisone at different times and they seem to help. About two weeks ago I got this and the povidine seemed to chase it away but it is back. Can this be shingles? Would vinegar help? b
Sir, I am 57 years of age, I had chicken pox at age 7. Now I am having shingles to my left arm and a few spots on my left upper back. Now it is 8 days since I have had it and the blisters have subsided and blackened. The redness is gone. I had taken Zovirax 800mg 5 times a day for three days. Now can I take non vegetarian food, or should I wait for one more week?
My 80 year old father has a chronic skin condition - a rash which flares up every evening.....causing a great deal of pain. Heis being treated for eczma but we think it may be something linked to nervous system. Last week he described the pain over both knees as like being covered in bees. He has had bypass surgery so takes some medication. He is well in himself except for this rash which is causing a lot of distress. He had shingles several years ago so I thought it might be related. We are looking for a diagnosis so he can start to get better. Thankyou
My daughter started with a rash on her chest yesterday now it has spread up her chest to her neck on one side she said it is not itchy or sore she did have a bit of a cold last week I was afraid of it being measles it kind of looks like that or I was wondering about shingles I had that 2weeks ago a mild case
hi I have a question, my husband has a rash on the back of his neck that just started out real small... he thought it was a pimple at 1st, he scratched it and he said it kinda stung a little and was sore right at 1st, well he didnt think much of it then the following day he ended up getting more spots and he said that they oozed out with stuff when he went to scratch them or rub them.. hes never had this before... we are wondering if it could be shingles or possibly something else that might be contagious.. nobody else has this in our household except for him... we arent sure what it is
I have a rash on my neck, itches very much went on sat. to a walk in clinic doctor said it looks like shingles. My question, when will it starts hurting. They put me on Valtrex. until Monday when I go to my doctor. Is that a good medicine to take for shingles if that s what I have.
Abdominal pain around sides of pelvis and sometimes lower back/buttocks pain. The pain is often dull, mild, and achy. It can feel like mild burning if there's more constant force on it. The discomfort increases depending on how I'm lying down...
I am 67 years old in good health and 4 days ago after mowing the yard I noticed like a shin rash or bug bit. Then it looked like some bug was bit ing me in several places . This is on the side of my left hip. the rash has grown and it starting to...
I am curious what this is. I think it s a pimple (or a few of them), but it s in an odd spot on the side of my rib cage (near where my bra would be on the side). Ignore the scar - it s from a childhood heart surgery.