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Shingles relapse symptoms

A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Mosolf
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Painful rash: It is a one sided rash usually in a band or belt - like distribution. There is usually pain or some kind of unpleasant sensation such as tingling or ... Read More
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Shingles Symptoms: Shingles can cause fairly dramatic pain which is followed within a few days by a rash. It usually appears in a particular location on one side of the ... Read More
Dr. William Newton
Pain Management 20 years experience
Rash: Normally there is a rash that may appear as red bumps that can be small and look like clusters of blisters. It usually follows a patter and is on one ... Read More

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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Simon Tsiouris
Infectious Disease 24 years experience
1-2 weeks: The rash that occurs with shingles usually lasts about 7-10 days before all the lesions dry up and begin to fall off. Lifelong scarring occasionally ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vicki Levine
Dermatology 42 years experience
Shingles: Usually pain on one side of the body comes before the rash of shingles, which is also called herpes zoster. The blisters develop in that area. If you ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Bergman
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Varies: Shingles can have groups of lesions which occur for 1-7 days then progress to crusts and healing over the next 1-2 weeks.
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Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management 28 years experience
See below: Pain, burning, itching, red rash, small blisters.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sharon Ann Clark
Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
Possibly contagious: If any one has shingles, the patient has vesicles in a dermatomal distribution. Those vesicles could be contagious. It would be most important not to ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
Pain Management 30 years experience
Chicken Pox: Then possibly shingles no, end. It recurs when your immunity is low. So, stay healthy, and that will be the end of it (though virus will live forever... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sharon Ann Clark
Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
Pain/lesions pattern: Shingles is extremely painful with lesions or rash in a nerve root distribution. The patient had chicken pox before, and the virus sits in the dorsal ... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ryan Venis
Emergency Medicine 20 years experience
Maybe...: The rash makes the diagnosis so to speak, but many times pain precedes the actual skin changes. So by letting your doctor know it feels like your prev... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ivelisse Rivera-Godreau
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Besides...: Besides the localized pain and rash that shingles cause it may also present with flu like symptoms. So yes, you may experience symptoms of weakness an... Read More
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