Before the shingles rash appears, a patient can experience burning, pain, tickling, tingling and numbness on the chest or back, according to WebMD. These symptoms may also occur on the face, head, neck, belly, arms or le... More »

Doctors refer to the earliest stage of shingles as the prodromal stage, according to WebMD. This usually occurs several days or even weeks before the rash appears, characterized by tingling, numbness, itching or pain, us... More »

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Side effects of the shingles shot include redness, tenderness and pain, itching, and swelling where the injection takes place, according to Mayo Clinic and WebMD. The injection usually takes place at the back of the arm.... More »

The first signs of a shingles rash are unusual sensations in the affected area, including numbness, burning, tingling, sensitivity to touch or pain, explains Mayo Clinic. The pain of these initial symptoms can be quite s... More »

Shingles is a viral infection that affects a small portion of the body, resulting in pain, burning and numbness, followed by the appearance of a red rash after a few days, according to Mayo Clinic. The rash eventually fo... More »

The most common health issue that occurs following shingles is post-herpetic neuralgia, a condition characterized by severe pain in the areas where the shingles rash was located, according to the Centers for Disease Cont... More »

Shingles pain unaccompanied by the shingles rash is uncommon but still possible, according to Mayo Clinic. Known as zoster sine herpete, this type of shingles occurs more often in elderly patients and can be more difficu... More »