What Are The Stages Of Shingles?

By carolynne
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2. Pain Concentrated in One Area

The tingling sensation associated with shingles can quickly transition into bouts of pain. The pain is concentrated in the areas where the tingling began, and the severity varies from person to person.

The band of pain can be sensitive to touch, and the skin may become tender. Many individuals complain of either intermittent stabbing pains or a severe ache in the problem area.1‘Editorial.’ Journal of Applied Polymer Science, vol. 6, no. 23, 1962, doi:10.1002/app.1962.070062301. Much like the tingling sensation, the pain is only experienced on one side of the body.


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