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Shingles Blisters

Adult Skin Problems

Medically Reviewed by Neha Pathak, MD on December 20, 2020

Small blisters from shingles crusted over

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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.

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