Most bouts of shingles last two to four weeks, according to the National Health Service. However, approximately one out of five people develop nerve pain called postherpetic neuralgia after a bout of shingles. More »

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Nerve pain from shingles often dissipates within a few weeks, but in as many as half the patients who develop the disease, the nerve pain continues for months, years or for the rest of their lives, explains WebMD. When n... More »

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About half of the people who are not treated for shingles experience pain for months or years after the infection appears, according to WebMD. In some, the pain never goes away. Patients with this chronic pain have posth... More »

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In cases of healthy individuals who undergo treatment shortly after blisters first appear, symptoms of shingles may subside in three to five weeks, according to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke... More »

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The shingles rash forms blisters that scab over within 10 days and clear up within four weeks, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The rash usually appears in a single stripe around one side of t... More »

The shingles vaccine is effective for about six years, and possibly longer, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. As of 2015, studies are underway to determine the exact length of time the shingles... More »

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About half of the people who are not treated for shingles experience pain for months or years after the infection appears, according to WebMD. In some, the pain never goes away. Patients with this chronic pain have posth... More »

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