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What are the beginning signs of shingles?

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Dr. Michael Fisher
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In brief: Shingles symptoms

Early symptoms of shingles include headache, sensitivity to light, and flu-like symptoms without a fever.
You may then feel itching, tingling, or pain where a band, strip, or small area of rash may appear several days or weeks later. A rash can appear anywhere on the body but will be on only one side of the body, the left or right. The rash will first form blisters, then scab over.

In brief: Shingles symptoms

Early symptoms of shingles include headache, sensitivity to light, and flu-like symptoms without a fever.
You may then feel itching, tingling, or pain where a band, strip, or small area of rash may appear several days or weeks later. A rash can appear anywhere on the body but will be on only one side of the body, the left or right. The rash will first form blisters, then scab over.
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