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Learn more about Shingles

Content updated on Jun 1, 2022

What is shingles?

This disease is caused by the Varicella (or chickenpox) virus reactivating. It can be triggered by stress, aging, or a weakened immune system.

Symptoms related to shingles

  • Skin abnormality

  • Tingling, numbing chest pain

  • Decreased sensation over skin

  • Affected area of skin has stinging or tingling

  • Numbness or abnormal sensation

  • Pain in the region, followed by red spots and blisters 2-3 days later

  • Headache with sharp, electric shock-like pain

  • Blisters

Questions your doctor may ask to check for shingles

Your doctor may ask these questions to diagnose shingles

  • Do you have any skin problems?

  • Does your chest pain feel like a numbing pain?

  • Do you feel the sensation on your skin has changed?

  • Do you have any pain or tingling in the affected areas of the skin?

  • Do you feel any numbness or change in sensation?

Treatment for shingles

There is no cure for shingles, but starting medicines early can help to speed up recovery and prevent future problems like nerve pain. Medicines should ideally be started within 72 hours of your first symptom. The doctor may also prescribe painkillers.

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