Can Symptoms of Shingles Occur on the Arm?

Symptoms of shingles can happen anywhere on the outside of the body, reports WebMD. Shingles only appears on one side of the body, the left or the right. The rash-like symptoms usually appear in a band. Symptoms of shingles appear only if the person has had chicken pox before.

Symptoms of shingles start several days before the rash appears, explains WebMD. There may be pain or a slight bruised feeling, along with fever, chills, headache or upset stomach. A few days later a rash will appear as joined, fluid-filled blisters on a red, inflamed base of skin. Some people will not get a rash, or it may be mild.