I was diagnosed with A-typical Shingles. I need more info.

  1. profile image55
    Latkeissonposted 23 months ago

    I was diagnosed with A-typical Shingles.  I need more info.

  2. Natalie Frank profile image96
    Natalie Frankposted 23 months ago

    Obviously, the best person to ask about this is your physician.  Whenever seeing your PHP make sure you understand what it is they are telling you, any diagnoses which may have been made, your prognosis, the reasons for the prescribed treatment and how to be compliant with their recommendations and treatment.  If you are unclear on an answer ask again.

    When Shingles occurs without a rash it is called “zoster sine herpete” (ZSH). It’s relatively uncommon and tough to diagnose because the characteristic shingles rash isn’t present. The chickenpox virus causes all forms of shingles. This virus is known as varicella zoster virus (VZV). Those who have had chickenpox retain the dormant virus in their nerve cells. It isn't fully known what causes the virus to reactivate and why it only reactivates in certain individuals

    The symptoms of ZSH are predominantly the same as what is found in the classical form of the illness but without a rash. The symptoms are generally found only on one side of the body and usually occur on the face and neck, and in the eyes. Symptoms may also involve the internal organs. Typical symptoms include:

    •    a painful burning sensation
    •    itchiness
    •    a feeling of numbness
    •    a headache
    •    fatigue
    •    a general achy feeling
    •    pain that radiates from the spine
    •    sensitivity to touch

    Those diagnosed with VZV are often treated with antiviral medicines such as acyclovir (Valtrex, Zovirax). They may also be given a prescription for pain medication.Other treatment will vary based on the location and severity of symptoms. Both Shingles with and without a rash usually clear up within two to six weeks. Rarely, the pain can remain after the shingles virus has been treated. This is called postherpetic neuralgia (PHN).  Some research suggests that individuals who have shingles without a rash are more likely to develop PHN than people who have the rash. If you have a weakened immune system and shingles without a rash, you also may be more likely to re-experience shingles.

    This is very general information.  Again, speak with your physician to get information specific to your condition and what you can expect.  Only take medical advice from a trained health care professional with the proper credentials who is familiar with you medical history and current condition.

  3. ptosis profile image73
    ptosisposted 23 months ago


    Like there is no cure. 6-8 weeks you will have it. Could be super mild or really bad. Nothing can do about it now.

    But I say to folks everywhere that if you had chickenpox then consider the Shingles Vaccine.

    Too bad that although Medicare will pay for a Shingle shot after 70 years old, stats are that 90% of everybody who had chicken pox as a kid will get it BEFORE 70. I got mine at 45. Shingles is not a one time thing. Can get it again. The copay for the Shingles shot under Medicare  is $135, meaning the shot itself probably costs over $500. Whatta racket. Probably run by PharmaBro.

    Oh, BTW, even IF get shot - can still get Shingles! (they say it's a milder form tho')


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)