How Long Is The Cure For Shingles?
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In general, shingles infection can occur between 3-5 weeks. If treatment with antiviral drugs is given in the first 3 days after symptoms appear, the pain that can arise due to shingles can be reduced, the rash can heal faster, the possibility of complications is also reduced, and the possibility of scarring after infection can also be reduced. Although it can still be given up to 7 days after the onset of symptoms, the effectiveness of the drug is not as high as if given in the first 3 days.
In general, shingles lesions only occur in one area of the body (does not spread to other areas of the body), although a fairly severe infection can spread to the skin area around the lesion and can also spread to other areas of the body (rarely). If you take your medicine from the beginning of the symptoms and take medicine properly, the possibility of spreading to other places and the possibility of other complications will be reduced. If you have already seen a doctor, make sure you consume drugs from your doctor according to the rules given. If you have not seen a doctor, you should consult a doctor and do not consume drugs carelessly (with the wrong dosage).
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