Shingles can go away on their own.The period after which shingles heal varies from one person to another. In most cases, Shingles last for 3 to 5 weeks. Shingles appear to be following a certain pattern. If you are keen, you will notice the following;
You will first experience a tingling pain and burning on one side of your body. Sometimes, you will have itching and numbness. This varies from one person to another.
Within the first five days, a red rash appears on the skin in addition to the pain and burning feeling on the skin. This is a crucial stage and you are advised to see the doctor straight away if the condition is unbearable.
After some days, the rash turns into fluid filled blisters. This is a sign that the shingles are drawing closer to the healing stage.
In 10 days, the blisters dry up and crust over. At this point, the pain and itching is gone and you do not experience so much discomfort.
After a couple of weeks, the scabs clear up