Shingles (Herpes Zoster): Symptoms
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About Shingles Symptoms
Usually, you first feel a bit tired and beat before any rash appears. Other initial symptoms include a mild fever and a tingling sensation underneath your skin. Two or three days later the typical symptoms of shingles start: stinging or burning pain in the affected area followed by slightly reddish patches of skin with small bumps. Pain is usually moderate to severe.
In just a few hours the bumps form small blisters that may be itchy. This stage can last up to five days; after that the blisters dry up in two to ten days, leaving behind yellowish crusts. It takes a total of two to four weeks for these skin symptoms to clear up completely.
Shingles most commonly affects the torso or chest, but it can develop just about anywhere, like on your face or arms. Sometimes it can also affect your eyes or ears… Read more about Shingles (Herpes Zoster): Symptoms