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Shingles, also known as zoster or herpes zoster, is a viral disease characterized by a painful skin rash with blisters in a localized area. Typically the rash occurs in a single, wide stripe either on the left or right side of the body or face. Two to four days before the rash occurs there may be tingling or local pain in the area. Otherwise there are typically few symptoms though some may ...

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What triggers a shingles outbreak?

Shingles is caused by the varicella-zoster virus — the same virus that causes chickenpox. After you've had chickenpox, the virus lies inactive in nerve tissue near your spinal cord and brain. Years later, the virus may reactivate as shingles.

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What can be mistaken for shingles?

Shingles can sometimes be mistaken for another skin conditions, such as hives, psoriasis, or eczema. Share on Pinterest A doctor should always be consulted if shingles is suspected. The characteristics of a rash may help doctors identify the cause. For example, hives are often raised and look like welts.

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What is the most painful stage of shingles?

The pain is felt in the area where the rash had been. For some people, PHN is the longest lasting and worst part of shingles. The older you are when you get shingles, the greater your chance of developing PHN. The PHN pain can cause depression, anxiety, sleeplessness, and weight loss.

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Is shingles a serious illness?

Shingles isn't considered a dangerous health condition. Each year about 1 million new cases of shingles are reported in the United States. Most people recover and resume their normal activities once they're no longer infectious. However, if shingles isn't treated, particularly severe cases can lead to death.

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