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I know this is completely vain... But I'm interested in thoughts. I had shingles on my face, scalp and eye. I haven't worn any makeup in a month. I'm fearful of irritating it, but it'd be nice to be able to spruce myself up a bit. Is it a bad idea to put makeup on? I still have red marks on face but scabs have fallen off.

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    Hi,I was diagnosed with shingles 10 wks ago & was over the same areas you describe plus over & in my mouth & up my nose. I still have red blotchiness under my eye & down the side of my nose and part of my cheek and a small are of my top lip is still sore. Was told I have PHN as still have burning & stinging. I too felt as if I was being vain as I couldn't wear makeup and couldn't wear my contact lenses and until very recently couldn't even wear my dental plate. I just felt so hideous. Part of my left eye is still sore but I can now wear a bit of mascara which makes me feel a lot better. I have been carefully applying some foundation ....with a cotton wool pad over the red sore area. ..and slowly getting back to a look I'm happier with. When you feel so awful ...and in my case so ugly without any make gives you a bit of a boost to start feeling or looking more human again. I clean it all off carefully keep moisturising and carefully apply the make up and I haven't had any further problems. Good luck with your recovery.

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    It's not vein. When we feel horrible, the little things can make us feel better. 

    Just make sure to look for a product that has the least amount chemicals in them. Arbonne or Jean Ardelle(sp) are two  good ones that I know of. Take care of yourself ?

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      Hi Shoe Lady - do you mean Jane Iredale makeup (recommended for post cosmetic surgery procedures)?
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      😂😂😂 that's it!! I was in bed and did not want to get up and get my make up. That's why I put (sp) next to it. I knew I wasn't putting the write spelling. Thanks!!

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    Hi Elizabeth, I had it on my face and eye too and was left with red scars. I found that the Boots scar reduction serum worked quite quickly and faded the scars to white. Problem is I have deep pits where the scabs were and I don't know how to fill them up.

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    Hi Elizabeth. I've recently had shingles myself this year in May after a trip with my husband to Cancun Mexico.  We returned home and within 72- hrs I had a shingles outbreak on my left side of my face, inside my mouth, but it stopped just under my left-eye. After a round of Acyclovir and Lidocaine the blisters went away in a month. I immediately went to sprucing myself up! 

    It made me feel better. It made my confidence and self-esteem go up tremendously. And after a month I went out and started to enjoy myself with family and friends. It is now 4-months later, I've been diagnosed with PHN  (nerve pain after shingles). The point I'm making is the make up didn't bother my skin I wore it doing the day. At night I washed it off THOROUGHLY and all was good.

    I'm now using a skin diminishing cream for scars called SCARZONE. Most pharmacies carry it. Once the scars from the blisters arw completely gone, I can go back to not using make up at all.

    Hope my story and advice for a scar clearing cream helps you lady.

    Keep me posted......

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    hello i just been diagnosed with shingles on my face. so i would like to know how long does it take to get healed using the antiviral medication?

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