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What does a shingles rash look like?

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A shingles rash:

  • Appears on one side of your body and/or face
  • Stings, burns, and/or itches
  • Starts as red bumps that form into blisters

From: How Do I Know If I Have Shingles? WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by Louise Chang on September 08, 2018

Medically Reviewed on 09/08/2018

SOURCES:

AACC: "Chickenpox and Shingles Tests."

American Academy of Family Physicians: "Shingles Overview."

CDC: "Shingles Diagnosis & Testing," "Shingles Signs & Symptoms."

Daniels, R. , July 2009. Delmar's Manual of Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests

National Foundation for Infectious Diseases: "Facts About Chickenpox and Shingles for Adults." University of Maryland Medical Center, “Varicella-zoster virus.”

Reviewed by Louise Chang on September 08, 2018

SOURCES:

AACC: "Chickenpox and Shingles Tests."

American Academy of Family Physicians: "Shingles Overview."

CDC: "Shingles Diagnosis & Testing," "Shingles Signs & Symptoms."

Daniels, R. , July 2009. Delmar's Manual of Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests

National Foundation for Infectious Diseases: "Facts About Chickenpox and Shingles for Adults." University of Maryland Medical Center, “Varicella-zoster virus.”

Reviewed by Louise Chang on September 08, 2018

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