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Dealing with Chronic Illness

A Hard-Learned Lesson About Shingles

Shingles is a painful skin rash that is caused by the varicella-zoster virus — the same virus that causes chickenpox. The Mayo Clinic list these symptoms:
• Pain, burning, numbness or tingling
• Sensitivity to touch
• A red rash that begins a few days after the pain
• Fluid-filled blisters that break open and crust over
• Itching

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