Shingles: The three lesser-known symptoms causing serious complications

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Shingles: The three lesser-known symptoms causing serious complications

Shingles is a viral infection that causes a painful rash. A few dangerous conditions can develop within one month of the shingles rash and can lead

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Shingles is a viral infection that causes a painful rash. A few dangerous conditions can develop within one month of the shingles rash and can lead to numbness, chronic pain or scarring which left untreated could lead to blindness.

Shingle rash

A rash due to shingles will most likely occur in a “single stripe” on one side of the body.

The rash will usually clear up within two to four weeks, but until the rash crusts, the person affected must limit their social contact.

It is strongly advisable, if possible, to avoid contact with pregnant women who have not had chickenpox in the past and premature infants.



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