Monday, January 1, 2018
Coffee Break with Dr Parry of Pencoed New Surgery
Question: Dr Parry, what are the most common symptoms of shingles?
Painful skin and rash
Question: How long does it normally take to recover from shingles?
Most cases take two to four weeks to recover from shingles
Question: What is the name of the antiviral medication?
Aciclovir, for which a prescription is required. However, not everyone will require this treatment
Question: What is the Zostavax vaccine?
The Zostavax vaccine is a live vaccine, so if you are immunosuppressed you are unable to have this vaccine. It is given into the muscle in the arm. For further information about the vaccine please speak to our practice nurse.
Question: Where on the body does shingles normally appear?
It is common for shingles to appear as a single patch on one side of the body Some may find it on the chest, shoulder or side of the neck.
Question: How quickly do the blisters appear?
Three to five days.
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