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Where on the body does the shingles rash develop?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

The rash associated with shingles usually only forms on a small part of the body. Shingles most commonly develops on one side of the body in a single strip around your torso. It can develop in other places of the body, though, including your face and eyes. Rashes that form in those areas are more likely to cause complications. It's also possible for a person to have shingles without ever getting a rash at all. Talk to your doctor if you have a blister-filled rash that may be caused by shingles.

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