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Shingles usually develops when the dormant varicella-zoster virus becomes active again, causing fluid-filled blisters to form on the skin. It is also possible for a person to develop shingles after coming into contact wi... More »

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An individual gets shingles pain when herpes zoster, the chickenpox virus, comes out of hibernation due to stress or a weakened immune system, explains WebMD. Because the virus stays at nerve roots, it can become quite p... More »

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A person can get shingles up to three times, though this is very rare, according to WebMD. Most people only get shingles once. More »

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Small blisters on the eyelids can be caused by a herpes virus, according to the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus. The symptoms include a rash with small blisters that crust over within a we... More »

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According to WebMD, treatment for shingles commonly involves the use of antiviral medications, such as valacyclovir, famciclovir and acyclovir, to reduce the duration of the outbreak; over-the-counter medications, such a... More »

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If you are infected with shingles and have developed a rash with blisters, you can infect other people you with the varicella zoster virus, states the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It is not possible to tra... More »

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