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Small blisters from shingles crusted over

Shingles Blisters

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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. The whole process may take three to four weeks from start to finish. Once all of the blisters are crusted over, the virus can no longer be spread. Read more about shingles.

Reviewed on January 08, 2014

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