How long does shingles scars last?
Jul 17, 2008
I recently went through an outbreak of shingles... Its been 2.5 months and the scars are there as is the slight itchy sensation and burns from time to time... I am taking atripla as well... How long will this scar last? Well going to a tanning bed or laying out in the sun help get rid of these scars? I can`t take my shirt off in public because I have scar spots on my right side of my upper back and under my right arm pit.
Response from Dr. Henry
Shingles (herpes zoster) can cause both scarring and ongoing post-herpetic neuropathy. Duration of those symptoms is highly variable but in some cases can last a long time and be very symptomatic (fortunately more often the symptoms abate). Your case sounds worrisome for a persistent problem so getting a dermatologist or neurologist involved is something I would consider in a case such as yours. KH
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