What Happens If Shingles Grow on Your Brain?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Mar 30, 2020 9:30:52 AM ET

The sores associated with shingles don't break out on the brain, but shingles can affect nerves that lead to brain inflammation, which is known as encephalitis. The symptoms of encephalitis include seizures, confusion, motor or sensory problems, and flu-like signs, and medical treatment is necessary, notes Mayo Clinic.