Picture of Varicella-Zoster Virus Infection Close-Up
Varicella-zoster virus (shingles) infection causes a dry, crusty, itchy rash on the affected area. Sores start as clear vesicles and then crust over. The rash occurs on a background of red, irritated skin. The sores usually heal in 2 to 4 weeks.
Text Reference: "Shingles (Herpes Zoster)." Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.