How Long Does It Take To Get Rid Of Shingles

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How long does shingles scars last?

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...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...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... Read more »

shingles for long time

My friend has a rash on the medial side of her leg which extends from the knee to the ancle ( looks... Read more »

Shingles with past "low risk" exposures (SHINGLES, 2010)

Thanks for reading my question, by the looks of your site you are all VERY busy. My concern is... Read more »
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Atripla

...already been on HIV therapy, may not be able to use it due to their having developed drug resistance, when medications may no longer work against the virus. Drug resistance most commonly occurs when people don't take their HIV medicine as... Read more »
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Fuzeon

...in patients who are heavily treatment-experienced. The guidelines supported the approach as it resulted in better and more prolonged virologic suppression than other regimens. Evidence included several studies of new boosted protease inhibitors... Read more »
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Isentress

...treatment in naïve patients (those who have never been on HIV drug therapy). In December 2009, U.S. HIV guidelines added Isentress along with a Truvada backbone as a preferred regimen for treatment-naive patients. The guidelines noted drawbacks:... Read more »