Shingles

Frequently Asked Questions

3. How can I tell if I have shingles?

The first symptoms usually include burning, itching, or tingling sensations on the back, chest, or around the rib cage or waist. In other cases, it can be the face or eye area that is involved. The affected area can become extremely painful. This is when most people go to a healthcare provider to find out what is causing the pain.

In two or three days, a telltale rash develops in a single area on one side of the body. The rash erupts into small blisters. With all these symptoms, it is extremely likely that you have shingles.