Photograph courtesy of John Bezzant, MD. All
rights reserved. Available online: http://medlib.med.utah.edu/
Shingles (herpes zoster) is a viral infection that may cause pain,
burning, or a tingling sensation on either the left or right side of the body.
Several days or weeks later, a band, strip, or small area of rash usually
appears in the same area and progresses into blisters, which scab over before
clearing up over the next few weeks.
December 18, 2012
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Christine Hahn, MD - Epidemiology
How this information was developed to help you make better health decisions.
To learn more visit Healthwise.org
© 1995-2013 Healthwise, Incorporated. Healthwise, Healthwise for every health decision, and the Healthwise logo are trademarks of Healthwise, Incorporated.
We are happy to take your appointment request over the phone, or, you may fill out an online request form.
Disclaimer: The information on this website is for general informational purposes only and SHOULD NOT be relied upon as a substitute for sound professional medical advice, evaluation or care from your physician or other qualified health care provider.