Shingles can cause blisters that may require two to four weeks to heal, according to WebMD. When detected and treated early with antiviral medication and good home care, the duration of shingles symptoms may be reduced. More »

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Because there is no cure for shingles, a shingles treatment plan involves administering drugs, such as tricyclic antidepressants, opioids and steroids, to lessen the pain associated with the virus, according to Everyday ... More »

Getting the shingles vaccine is the only way to reduce the risk of developing shingles, states the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Shingles is a viral infection caused by the same virus responsible for chicke... 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 »

Doctors prescribe antiviral drugs to relieve pain and reduce the duration of a shingles outbreak, according to WebMD. Topical medications, antidepressants and pain relievers are also used to treat long-term pain caused b... More »

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Initial treatment for shingles, which can affect the face or the body, involves antiviral medications that relieve pain and shorten the duration of shingles, according to WebMD. Doctors may also recommend topical antibio... More »

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