Shingles is defined as a viral infection that causes a painful rash, according to Mayo Clinic. The shingles virus is caused by the same one that causes chickenpox. Shingles isn't a life-threatening disease, but the rash ... More »

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Shingles, a skin rash caused by the reactivation of the virus that causes chickenpox, is not contagious, according to WebMD. A person with shingles cannot spread shingles to another person, but he can spread the virus to... More »

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The varicella zoster virus causes a shingles rash, according to WebMD. The virus commonly strikes adults who have weakened or comprised immune systems. More »

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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 shingles rash normally appears on one side of the torso, but it sometimes appears on the side of the face or neck or around one eye, according to Mayo Clinic. It usually presents as a strip of blisters. More »

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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 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 »