Shingles (Herpes Zoster) Rash

Shingles (Herpes Zoster) Rash

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Shingles (herpes zoster) is a viral infection that may cause pain, burning, or a tingling sensation on either the left or right side of the body. Several days or weeks later, a band, strip, or small area of rash usually appears in the same area and progresses into blisters, which scab over before clearing up over the next few weeks.

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Primary Medical ReviewerE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine

Specialist Medical ReviewerChristine Hahn, MD - Epidemiology

Current as ofNovember 14, 2014

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