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Signs of Shingles

Symptoms of Shingles

The list of medical symptoms mentioned in various sources for Shingles may include:

Note that Shingles symptoms usually refers to various medical symptoms known to a patient, but the phrase Shingles signs may often refer to those signs that are only noticable by a doctor.

Signs or Symptoms of Shingles:

NINDS Shingles Information Page: NINDS (Excerpt)

The first sign is usually a tingling feeling, itchiness, or stabbing pain on the skin. After a few days, a rash appears as a band or patch of raised dots on the side of the trunk or face. The rash develops into small, fluid-filled blisters which begin to dry out and crust over within several days. When the rash is at its peak, symptoms can range from mild itching to extreme and intense pain. (Source: excerpt from NINDS Shingles Information Page: NINDS)

Facts About Shingles (Varicella-Zoster Virus): NIAID (Excerpt)

Shingles is an outbreak of a rash or blisters on the skin that may be associated with severe pain. The pain is generally on one side of the body or face. (Source: excerpt from Facts About Shingles (Varicella-Zoster Virus): NIAID)

Facts About Shingles (Varicella-Zoster Virus): NIAID (Excerpt)

Early signs of shingles include burning or shooting pain and tingling or itching generally located on one side of the body or face. The rash or blisters are present anywhere from one to 14 days. (Source: excerpt from Facts About Shingles (Varicella-Zoster Virus): NIAID)

Skin Care and Aging -- Age Page -- Health Information: NIA (Excerpt)

Early signs of shingles include burning or shooting pain and tingling or itching, generally on one side of the body or face. A rash appears as a band or patch of raised dots on the side of the trunk or face. The rash develops into small, fluid-filled blisters, which begin to dry out and crust over within several days. When the rash is at its peak, symptoms can range from mild itching to intense pain. (Source: excerpt from Skin Care and Aging -- Age Page -- Health Information: NIA)

More Symptoms of Shingles:

More detailed symptom information may be found on the symptoms of Shingles article. In addition to the above medical information, to get a full picture of the possible signs or symptoms of this condition and also possibly the signs and symptoms of its related medical conditions, it may be necessary to examine symptoms that may be caused by:

Medical articles on signs and symptoms:

These general reference articles may be related to medical signs and symptoms of disease in general:

What are the signs of Shingles?

The phrase "signs of Shingles" should, strictly speaking, refer only to those signs and symptoms of Shingles that are not readily apparent to the patient. The word "symptoms of Shingles" is the more general meaning; see symptoms of Shingles.

The signs and symptom information on this page attempts to provide a list of some possible signs and symptoms of Shingles. This medical information about signs and symptoms for Shingles has been gathered from various sources, may not be fully accurate, and may not be the full list of Shingles signs or Shingles symptoms. Furthermore, signs and symptoms of Shingles may vary on an individual basis for each patient. Only your doctor can provide adequate diagnosis of any signs or symptoms and whether they are indeed Shingles symptoms.

 

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