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What are the warning signs for the onset of shingles?
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Dr. Geoffrey Tyson
Pain Management
2 doctors agree
In brief: Pain and a rash
Pain followed shortly by a rash on one side of the body in an area supplied by a nerve (dermatome) heralds the onset of a shingles attack.
You should discuss getting the shingles vaccine with your doctor. It decreases the miserable complication of "post-herpetic neuralgia".

In brief: Pain and a rash
Pain followed shortly by a rash on one side of the body in an area supplied by a nerve (dermatome) heralds the onset of a shingles attack.
You should discuss getting the shingles vaccine with your doctor. It decreases the miserable complication of "post-herpetic neuralgia".
Dr. Geoffrey Tyson
Dr. Geoffrey Tyson
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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Pain
Burning, sharp pain is the most common symptom, sometimes several days before the rash appears.

In brief: Pain
Burning, sharp pain is the most common symptom, sometimes several days before the rash appears.
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Dr. Luis Villaplana
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Dr. Arthur Heller
Sometimes it can be just an "itch", or tingle, with or without a slight rash. Wait long enough and BAM, there it is. I had a friend who thought she overdid at gym, had spasm or sciatica; went to a chiro, never took her clothes off for exam. Days later rash blossomed
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