Prairieville, LA

#1 Nov 12, 2011
I was diagnosed with shingles this past Tuesday. The pain began on Sunday and the rash on Monday. The blisters are on my earlobe and in my ear canal.The rash started to dry up but now my lips and different areas are on my face are starting to tingle. Is it possible I am going to have more blisters errupt even though I have been on medication since Tuesday?

Bogotá, Colombia

#2 Jun 27, 2014
When you begin to feel pain or burning, and before blisters appear, you should start taking medication within a 24 hour period. The medication is usually taken orally, in pill form, and in larger doses than prescribed for herpes simplex. Depending upon the severity of your case, your doctor may prescribe strong anti-inflammatory medicines such as prednisone to reduce swelling. Other medications include antihistamines, over the counter pain medication, and topical creams.

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