Shingles Rash Pictures, Symptoms, Vaccine

This is a magnification of the herpes-zoster virus, which causes shingles.
This illustration shows the progression of the shingles virus.
Here are examples of shingles blisters and rash.
A graph showing who is most at risk for shingles.
A man experiences pain on the side of chest and abdomen, symptoms before shingles rash.
This man has a shingles rash (herpes zoster) of small blisters on his chest and torso.
Once the shingles blisters pop, the area starts to ooze, then crusts over, and heals.
A graph showing how long shingles lasts in patients.
Postherpetic neuralgia is a common complication of shingles and occurs when the nerve pain associated with shingles persists beyond one month.
This child has chickenpox, an infection that occurs after coming in contact with someone who has shingles..
Shingles that spreads to the eye may lead to loss of vision.
Photo of shingles on neck.
A doctor discusses shingles treatment options with a patient.
Antiviral medications can reduce the severity and duration of the shingles rash if started early.
Baths and calamine lotion are a few home treatment options for shingles.
A woman receives the shingles vaccine.
Pregnant women should not receive the shingles vaccine.
A man receives the shingles vaccine and may experience side effects to the shingles vaccine.
Photo of pregnant woman with doctor discussing the risks of shingles while pregnant.

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Reviewed by William C. Shiel Jr., MD, FACP, FACR on Thursday, August 18, 2016

Shingles Rash Pictures, Symptoms, Vaccine Facts

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