Shingles

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I have shingles for almost 2 weeks and it's healing well but I have numbness on my stomach and side where shingles is, is the numbness natural when it's healing?

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    I had shingles on right side of my face back in July last year. From scalp down to eye and along side of nose, lip and inside mouth...also along a different route..temple down. Nearly 10 mths on and I still have numb areas which I am hoping will eventually go having read it can take up to 12-18mths. Unfortunately I got PHN which I also still have so I presume that and the numbness go together. Hopefully your numbness will go much sooner. Good luck.
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    Dear Kenneth,

    I am sorry you have been going through this. Yes, numbness can occur, although the nerves can regenerate over time.

    Merry Juliana

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    Hi Kenneth, I had shingles last July. They wrapped from my back to lower stomach and my thigh. I had swelling and numbness in both my abdomen and my thigh. I now have PHN and numbness and off and on burning in my thigh . It is slowly getting better and hoping it will return to normal soon. As you read through this forum you will find that the shingles virus affects everyone different. It seems that what is normal for one person

    It is totally opposite for another. Wishing you well soon and a speedy recovery..

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    Hello Kenneth 

    Yes it’s normal and after the rash heals some people still get the pain and itch!  Nerve pain can last long and even years!  Not everyone is the same.  I got shingles in January 2018 and the pain and the itch was terrible!  I was completely cleared after five weeks but I started to get one or two pimples like on the scalp where I first had it but much less!  I hear that shingles can repeat itself various times.  I heard here people getting shingles 4 -5 times in a year!

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