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What are the signs and symptoms of the shingles virus?

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Dr. Sharon Ann Clark
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In brief: Open lesions

Shingles virus is a lesion in the dorsal horn of the spinal column which nestled there after chicken pox.
It can become activated when one is exhausted, stressed, immunocompromised, or on steroids. The symptoms are not only debilitating pain but also a rash of lesions in a dermatome distribution, that is, along a path from a nerve in the spinal column wrapped around to the front of the body.

In brief: Open lesions

Shingles virus is a lesion in the dorsal horn of the spinal column which nestled there after chicken pox.
It can become activated when one is exhausted, stressed, immunocompromised, or on steroids. The symptoms are not only debilitating pain but also a rash of lesions in a dermatome distribution, that is, along a path from a nerve in the spinal column wrapped around to the front of the body.
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