Shingles Medical Reference
- How to Treat Nerve Pain After Shingles
Sometimes, the pain of shingles continues long after the blisters and other symptoms have faded away. It’s called postherpetic neuralgia. Doctors can help you manage the pain.
- What Problems Can Shingles Cause?
Shingles not only gives you a painful rash, it can also lead to other serious problems. Find out what shingles can cause, what to look for, and how to get treated.
- How Do I Know If I Have Shingles?
Do you have shingles or another type of rash? Learn how your doctor diagnoses shingles.
- What Are the Symptoms of Shingles?
Not sure whether you have shingles or another rash? Learn how to tell if your symptoms are shingles.
- Shingles: What You Should Know
Shingles is a rash with shooting pain. It usually shows up on just one side of your body. Learn more about shingles symptoms, causes, contagiousness, vaccine, diagnosis, and treatment.
- 7 Simple Self-Care Tips for Shingles
You can’t make shingles go away, but you can give yourself some relief. Learn tips you can use at home to calm your itching, soothe your pain, and ease your mind.
- What Meds Treat and Prevent Shingles?
If you have shingles, your doctor can prescribe drugs that might shorten how long your outbreak lasts and treatments for your pain and itching.
- What Is Ramsay Hunt Syndrome?
Learn the symptoms, causes, and treatments for this rare condition, which can bring on paralysis in your face.
- Will My Shingles Come Back?
Most people only get shingles once. But you can get it again. Be prepared by taking steps to prevent it, or ease it if it does come back.
- Shingles Blisters
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.
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.
- Shingles (Herpes Zoster)
Shingles (herpes zoster) results from a reactivation of the virus that also causes chickenpox. 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.
- Shingles: Are You Risking Nerve Pain?
Learn more from WebMD about treatment for postherpetic neuralgia, the pain that lingers after a shingles outbreak.
- Managing the Pain of Postherpetic Neuralgia
WebMD looks at managing postherpetic neuralgia, the nerve pain that often lingers after a shingles rash goes away.
- Understanding Shingles -- Symptoms
Learn more from WebMD about shingles symptoms, including tips for when it's time to seek treatment.