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What is shingles and how long does it last?

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Shingles is a viral infection. The main symptom is a rash, usually on one side of your body. Usually, it hurts, burns, itches, and tingles. The pain can range from mild to intense. Shingles may also give you a fever or headache and make you feel really tired. Most of the time, symptoms go away in three to five weeks. But for some people, complications come up.

From: What Problems Can Shingles Cause? WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by Louise Chang on September 09, 2018

Medically Reviewed on 09/09/2018

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Mayo Clinic: “Shingles.”

National Health Service (NHS): “Shingles.”

CDC: “Shingles (Herpes Zoster).”

NIH, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, “Shingles: Hope Through Research.”

NIH Senior Health: “Shingles.”

National Institute on Aging: “Shingles,” “How Long Does Shingles Last?”

Reviewed by Louise Chang on September 09, 2018

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: “Shingles.”

National Health Service (NHS): “Shingles.”

CDC: “Shingles (Herpes Zoster).”

NIH, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, “Shingles: Hope Through Research.”

NIH Senior Health: “Shingles.”

National Institute on Aging: “Shingles,” “How Long Does Shingles Last?”

Reviewed by Louise Chang on September 09, 2018

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