articles

According to Medline Plus, shingles can occur in the mouth. Shingles is a reactivation of the varicella-zoster virus, the same virus that causes chicken pox. More »

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 »

The shingles vaccine is made from a weakened live virus, so it is safe for anyone with a healthy immune system, according to Healthline. However, women who are pregnant or trying to become pregnant and people with weaken... More »

similar articles

A shingles infection that affects the cranial nerves can cause rashes around the ear, on the mouth, and on the face, scalp, and neck, according to WebMD. Shingles is an infection with the varicella-zoster virus, reports ... More »

It is possible to get shingles two or three times, according to MedlinePlus. However, in most instances, an individual has a single bout of this painful skin condition. There are approximately 1 million cases of shingles... More »

The sores associated with shingles don't break out on the brain, but shingles can affect nerves that lead to brain inflammation, which is known as encephalitis. The symptoms of encephalitis include seizures, confusion, m... More »

A mild case of shingles begins with sensitivity to light or flu-like symptoms without a fever, followed by an itching or tingling on a patch of skin that may or may not turn into a mild rash, according to WebMD. A shingl... More »