Some online resources that have pictures of the shingles rash are Healthline, MedicineNet and ShinglesInfo. These sites contain many pictures showing the effects of this medical condition on different body parts..MedicineNet provides a slide show of pictures and explanations on different aspects of shingles.
The cause of shingles is the same virus that causes chickenpox, which is varicella zoster, explains Healthline. The virus can lie dormant in people who had chickenpox at one time in their lives. Shingles manifests as a painful rash that can have accompanying symptoms, such as itching and the formation of blisters on the affected body part, states the Mayo Clinic. People may require antiviral medications and pain relievers to treat the symptoms of this condition. It can take up to four weeks for the condition to go away.