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 » Health Conditions & Diseases

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 » Health Conditions & Diseases

Generally, adults who are age 60 and older should get the shingles vaccine, as the people in this age group are more at risk of contracting serious cases of shingles, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prev... More » Family Parenting Child Care

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 » Health Conditions & Diseases

Cold sores or blisters on the lip and mouth are caused by the herpes simplex virus, according to WebMD. The virus enters the body through the mouth or a break in the skin via infected fluid. More » Health Conditions & Diseases

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 »

Signs of shingles include sensitivity to touch, itchy skin, fluid-filled blisters, burning and pain, explains Mayo Clinic. Numbness or tingling may also occur. Some patients also report headaches, fever, fatigue and ligh... More » Health Conditions & Diseases