Signs & Symptoms
Shingles is described as a painful rash that occurs on one side of the body and is found in the form of a strip or band. The initial symptoms of shingles are pain, tingling, itching and a burning sensation of the skin. After a few days, a red rash forms with fluid-filled blisters that will break open then dry up and crust over. After the blisters have resolved, the severe throbbing, burning or stabbing pain can linger on for weeks or even longer. Other symptoms of shingles may include fever, chills, headache, upset stomach and tiredness.