Shingles is a skin rash from the same virus that causes chicken pox. Shingles can be very painful with a far more severe and blistering skin rash. If you have itchy skin and discomfort from a shingles outbreak, calamine lotion may help relieve these symptoms. Shingles can develop into a very serious health issue, so talk with your doctor or health care provider as soon as you have symptoms to decide on the best treatment plan.
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