10 Signs and Symptoms of Shingles


The shingles virus also known as Herpes Zoster is a painful virus that at one time was mistaken for a skin condition. Yes, there is no denying that in its advanced stage will cause individuals to break out in a painful blistering rash, but this condition is so much more. In fact, in recent years it has been determined that shingles are not as much a rash as it is a virus that must be treated as such. It is actually an adult form of Chicken Pox, those who had the virus as a child are susceptible to breaking out with shingles as an adult. So, what are the sign and symptoms of Shingles that someone should look out for? Some of these may surprise you but are actually part of the virus itself.

Here are 10 signs and symptoms of shingles you need to know:

1. Rash

The painful blistering rash is the symptom most associated with the shingles virus. It becomes blistering, painful and starts weeping. The rash is also clustered into one area of the body such as one shoulder blade. Once a breakout starts to occur it is best to get to the doctor to let them prescribe the proper medication to deal with the shingles. That would include the anti-fungal medication and a medication to help with the nerve pain.


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