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 »

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Shingles is a painful skin rash caused by the varicella zoster virus, which is the same virus that causes chickenpox. While most people who get shingles get it only once, it is possible for the condition to recur, explai... More »

An individual gets shingles pain when herpes zoster, the chickenpox virus, comes out of hibernation due to stress or a weakened immune system, explains WebMD. Because the virus stays at nerve roots, it can become quite p... More »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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