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Can shingles reoccur on the other side of the body?

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Shingles can reoccur on the other side of the body from a previous outbreak, according to WebMD. It is more common for shingles to occur in a different place from outbreak to outbreak than to reoccur in the same area twice.

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In addition to frequently switching sides of the body, shingles rashes frequently occur in entirely different regions of the body from outbreak to outbreak. For example, a person who had a shingles rash on the right side of the chest might have shingles on the left side in a subsequent outbreak, or he might develop the rash on his stomach or back.

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