Shingles numbness

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I came down with shingles in March. The rash was gone in 2 weeks. I still have some pain, but it's minimal. What does bother me is I have numbness and tingling in my index finger and thumb on my left hand. Have any of you had numbness with shingles and, if so, did it ever go away? How long did that take?

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    I had shingles in November/December on my left arm and hand.  The worst patch was on the palm of my hand, near my thumb.  I still have a good bit of "sensitivity" on that spot, about the size of a silver dollar and my thumb.  It's not the acute, stabbing pain that I had earlier but it's more like a constant reminder of my bout with shingles.  I can live with it but it's a bit of an annoyance.

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    I got shingles in November and at that time developed numbness and tingling in my feet. The numbness is better but I still have it in my feet sometimes. I was checked for other illnesses but was told by doctors that my numbness is most likely from shingles since I never had it before I got shingles. I got shingles on my left side upper back and under my left arm and left front. I was told by a doctor that the spine has nerves leading all the way down to the feet. So, because my shingles were on my back and upper spine area, those nerves were affected. I notice that the numb sensation is getting slowly better. I stil have a lot of nerve pain on the left back, however. Your numbness is probably related to the after effects of shingles. 

    You just have to hope it slowly goes away or try to find ways to minimize the numbness if it gets worse. 

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