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

Adults age 60 and older are recommended to get the shingles vaccine, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Known as Zostavax, the shingles vaccine is approved for individuals age 50 and older, but ... More » Health Older Adults

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 » 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

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

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 »

According to WebMD, some at-home shingles treatments include avoiding picking at blisters, using cool and damp compresses, soaking crusted sores with tap water and applying baking soda or cornstarch to help dry sores. No... More » Health Conditions & Diseases