What do shingles look like on your face?

What do shingles look like on your face?

The red rash eventually develops fluid-filled blisters. While you have blisters, you’re contagious. The blisters will pop and crust over. This shingles rash can be spread to any part of the body. You should seek immediate medical attention if you develop shingles on your eyes, forehead, face, or ears.

Where does shingles usually start on the body?

Typically, the shingles rash develops initially around the side of your torso such as in the photo below. It starts as a red rash (such as the one seen in the shingles photo above) but will turn into fluid-filled blisters. While the shingles rash typically develops on the torso first, it can spread to almost any other place on your body.

When do you get a rash from shingles?

Some people only experience the pain and/or flu-like symptoms and never develop the shingles rash. However, most develop a red rash a few days after the pain begins. If you felt pain in the areas described (face, neck, arms, stomach, legs) and have now started to develop a red rash such as the one below, you likely have shingles.

Why do I have blisters on my back that look like shingles?

They’re not shingles, but are instead caused by the herpes simplex virus. Itchy blisters that appear after hiking, gardening, or spending time outdoors could be a reaction to poison ivy, oak, or sumac. If you aren’t sure what’s causing your rash, see your health care provider.

What are the early warning signs of shingles?

Early symptoms of shingles may include fever and general weakness. You may also feel areas of pain, burning, or a tingling sensation. A few days later, the first signs of a rash appear.

How long does it take for shingles to heal?

A shingles rash can take a while to heal–anywhere from two to four weeks. Complications can last longer, although postherpetic neuralgia usually disappears by one to three months after onset.

What areas are affected by shingles?

Shingles usually occurs as a unilateral (one side of the body) pain, burning, or tingling and blistering rash extending in a local pattern in the distribution of nerves. Common areas affected by shingles include the face, abdomen, back, buttocks, and chest.

What does shingles do to your body?

Shingles can cause changes to your body that are mild and annoying or serious and debilitating. The first symptoms of shingles are usually tingling pain, a burning sensation, or itching. These symptoms can affect any part of the body, but commonly turn up on one side of the waist or one side of the face.