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What are early symptoms of shingles?

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The first sign of shingles (also called herpes zoster) is pain that might feel like burning or tingling on one side of your face, chest, back, or waist. You might also feel like you're coming down with the flu, with symptoms such as:

  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Fatigue
  • Headache

From: What Are the Symptoms of Shingles? WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by Louise Chang on September 08, 2018

Medically Reviewed on 09/08/2018

SOURCES:

American Academy of Dermatology: "Shingles: Signs and Symptoms."

American Academy of Family Physicians: "Shingles Symptoms."

CDC: "Chickenpox (Varicella) Signs & Symptoms," "Shingles Overview."

National Institute on Aging: "Shingles."

Nemours Foundation: "Shingles."

NIH: "Shingles Symptoms and Diagnosis."

Opstelten, W. , July 2005. BMJ

UpToDate: "Patient Information: Shingles (Beyond the Basics)."

National Health Service UK, “Shingles: When to seek medical advice.”

Reviewed by Louise Chang on September 08, 2018

SOURCES:

American Academy of Dermatology: "Shingles: Signs and Symptoms."

American Academy of Family Physicians: "Shingles Symptoms."

CDC: "Chickenpox (Varicella) Signs & Symptoms," "Shingles Overview."

National Institute on Aging: "Shingles."

Nemours Foundation: "Shingles."

NIH: "Shingles Symptoms and Diagnosis."

Opstelten, W. , July 2005. BMJ

UpToDate: "Patient Information: Shingles (Beyond the Basics)."

National Health Service UK, “Shingles: When to seek medical advice.”

Reviewed by Louise Chang on September 08, 2018

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