Medical News Today: Can you have internal shingles without a rash?

Medical News Today: Can you have internal shingles without a rash?

Shingles usually causes a painful, itchy, blistering rash. Shingles with no rash is called zoster sine herpete (ZSH), and may cause the following symptoms: chills muscle aches numbness and tingling burning under the skin swollen lymph nodes fever headache pneumonia, if it spreads to the lungs hepatitis, if it spreads to the liver encephalitis in the membranes of the brain transverse myelitis in the spinal cord problems with the blood vessels These conditions are all very serious and potentially life-threatening if left untreated. Neurological symptoms that occur outside the rash area require immediate medical attention. This rash and any itchiness...

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