Shingle can occur anywhere in the body, usually as painful blisters affecting one side of the body.
This is caused by chicken pox (herpes zoster) viral infection, which lies dormant in the nervetissue and reactivate as shingles. It can heal by itself in 2 - 3 weeks. However, it can develop severe form and involve multiple nerves in immunocompromised person. Antiviral drug can shorten the course
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