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Can you get a mild case of shingles?
Last Updated: 5th January, 2020
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Thereof, what can be mistaken for shingles?
Shingles can sometimes be mistaken for another skin conditions, such as hives, psoriasis, or eczema. The shingles rash also tends to clear up in a few weeks. Rashes due to eczema and psoriasis may last longer. A shingles rash is also usually a lot more painful than other rashes.
Similarly, can you get shingles more than once? The immune system keeps the virus in check, but later in life it can be reactivated and cause shingles. It's possible to have shingles more than once, but it's very rare to get it more than twice. old age – as you age, your immunity may decrease, and shingles most commonly occurs in people over 70 years old.
Beside this, what does shingles look like in the beginning?
After about 1 to 5 days, a shingles rash will appear on one side of the body, often in a single characteristic band around one side of the torso or face. The painful rash will then form itchy or burning blister-like sores filled with a clear fluid. The blisters will scab over in 7 to 10 days.
Can shingles be painless?
The shingles rash usually affects a single dermatome in a unilateral band-like pattern and sometimes extends past the midline (Figure 1). More rarely the rash can occur in multiple adjacent dermatomes. Pain almost always accompanies the rash, but in rare cases the rash may be painless; this is more likely in children.