- Your pain prevents you from functioning as you normally would
- The rash occurs on your face, especially near your eye
- You are 60 or older
- You or someone in your household has a compromised immune system
If left untreated
Shingles is a viral infection that typically resolves on its own in about one to two weeks. However, complications are possible, especially in individuals over 60 and those with weakened immune systems. Complications from shingles may include vision loss if the infection develops around the eye, bacterial infections, lingering nerve pain, and other neurological issues.
DispatchHealth’s experienced medical professionals can promptly address shingles symptoms and help prevent complications. Contact us today to request in-home care for non-life-threatening conditions.
Medically reviewed by Dr. Phil Mitchell MD, MS on July 4th, 2019