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Shingles is a viral infection that may cause pain,
burning, or a tingling sensation on either the left or right side of the body.
Several days or weeks later, a band, strip, or small area of rash usually
appears in the same area and progresses into blisters, which scab over before
clearing up over the next few weeks.
ByHealthwise Staff Primary Medical ReviewerE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine Specialist Medical ReviewerChristine Hahn, MD - Epidemiology