During summer, skin-scalding ultraviolet B light reaches its peak, making this an important time to protect your skin.
The symptoms of shingles include:
Localized burning, tingling, itching, prickling pain that starts days days to weeks before the rash appears. The pain varies by person but can be constant or come and go.
Days after these symptoms appear, a group of fluid-filled blisters appears on a red, inflamed base of skin; the blisters typically crust over in a week.
The rash may be accompanied by fever, fatigue, or headache.
- The rash will not cross the mid-line of your body.