Why do Shingles Hurt?

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What are shingles

Shingles is a type of rash associated with severe, shooting pain. The inflammation generally arises only on one side of the body, instead of appearing on the whole body. People who have had shingles describe the pain as excruciating and numbing. This is because shingles is a combination of a rash with nerve involvement.


Shingles, as a rule of thumb, occur more commonly in populations who have had an episode of chickenpox previously. It’s explainable as the cause of chickenpox and shingles is the same virus known as Varicella Zoster. It is a type of herpes virus, so both chickenpox and shingle are herpetic infections.

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