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How can painful red blisters that crust over be symptoms of shingles?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
People who have the skin disorder known as shingles can develop painful red blisters that may form a crust. The blisters usually form on the trunk (main part of the body) on one side of the body only. Shingles is caused by the virus that causes chickenpox. If you have had chickenpox, the virus may lay dormant for many years before re-emerging and causing the symptoms of shingles. Shingles symptoms can also include fever, burning, and sensitivity to touch.

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