Knowing the Symptoms of Shingles

Shingles is a skin infection that is primarily diagnosed in older adults, who may have a more difficult time recovering from this condition than younger people. When you have shingles, symptoms may persist for several weeks and cause ongoing fatigue after lesions and rashes of the skin have healed.

This video explains that the shingles virus lies dormant in the spine and may manifest as the immune system becomes weaker with age. Symptoms arise in a pattern beginning with skin irritation followed by the presentation of a rash and chicken pox-like blisters on one side of the body. Watch the whole clip to learn about possible complications of shingles and symptoms that can be expected by most patients.

If you have noticed symptoms of shingles, Southern Hills Hospital can help you manage your care and avoid complications. Call our Consult-A-Nurse healthcare referral line at (702) 880-2100 for tips on resolving shingles and getting your health back on track. 

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