Shingles

What Is Shingles?

Shingles is a viral infection that causes a painful rash. Although shingles can occur anywhere on your body, it most often appears as a single stripe of blisters that wraps around either the left or the right side of your torso.

What Causes Shingles?

Shingles is caused by the varicella-zoster virus — the same virus that causes chickenpox. Anyone who's had chickenpox may develop shingles. 

What Are the Symptoms of Shingles?

•    Pain, burning, numbness or tingling
•    Sensitivity to touch
•    A red rash that begins a few days after the pain
•    Fluid-filled blisters that break open and crust over
•    Itching