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An Overview of Shingles
Learn about shingles symptoms, causes, and treatments here.
Understanding Shingles -- Symptoms
Learn more from WebMD about shingles symptoms, including tips for when it's time to seek treatment.
Shingles: Are You Risking Nerve Pain?
Learn more from WebMD about treatment for postherpetic neuralgia, the pain that lingers after a shingles outbreak.
Understanding Postherpetic Neuralgia -- Symptoms
Learn more about the symptoms of postherpetic neuralgia -- a condition that can follow a bout of shingles -- from the experts at WebMD.
Understanding Postherpetic Neuralgia -- Treatment
Learn about ways to treat the nerve pain associated with postherpetic neuralgia.
Understanding Postherpetic Neuralgia -- the Basics
Learn about postherpetic neuralgia, which results in nerve pain and often occurs after a case of shingles goes away.
Understanding Shingles -- Treatment
Learn more from WebMD about the treatment of shingles.
With shingles, the first thing you may notice is a tingling sensation or pain on one side of your body or face. Painful skin blisters then erupt on only one side of your face or body along the distribution of nerves on the skin.
The cluster of blisters that form with shingles fill with fluid, pop, then start to ooze. Eventually the affected areas crust over and heal like the rash shown here.