What Are the Symptoms of Shingles in Women?

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does the feet go numb or feel tingles
yes, the symptom can be  numbness or  tingles. but uaually shingles don't happen in the feet.
I was just diagnosed with shingles.   Mine are on my leg and bottom of the feet!   Super painful and the doctor said that it is not unusual
Can shingles first appear on an arm?
that's possible
I have shingles now for ywo weeks. Right side under rib and four patches of rash that have not blistered. No itching to speak of but pain bad.
  This morning nack os scalp near neck so itchy can not stand it!!  Is this schingles? No sores that I can yell. No dandruff problems.  Thanks for any help. Ps taking prescribed meds already.
how old are you ? why are you have shingles alway? normally ,this only happens to people have immuoinefficiency, you should go to the hospital to chek out. normally the shingles present as acupuncture-like pain and soon become blister.
I've now had shingles in my left ear
Shingles blisters can appear in the ear. I think you need antiviral drug, because shingles in the ear is often linked to acute peripheral facial neuropathy, which makes half of your face muscle loss of control(paralysis). This can often be a reoccurence.
How do you treat herpes shingles?
Can shingles affect the breasts?
yes, it can affect breasts. it can affect everywhere with nerves  distributed.
Can shingles affect the breast mine have pain and feel swelled?
When they appear on breast they still look like red blisters causig pain.
My mom has the shingles virus for close to eight months. It is still very painful, with no signs of getting better. Is there anything more we can do.
The course of the disease is usually 2 to 3 weeks, and then the blisters dry and the scars are left with temporary reddish erythema or pigmentation. Normally , shingles won't last for 8 months. People with low immune function, like tuberculosis,HIV ,and patient who take mmunosuppressive drugs , have long course. I never see a patient have shingles lasting for 8 months. what is it like? always blister and never get dry? have you see a dermatologist? was she clearly diagnosed with shingles? you should see the dermatologist again.
Did your mother get any anti-viral treatment? If no, you may consider getting anti-viral medication.
Is there such a condition - internal shingles
Herpes zoster is an acute infectious skin disease caused by varicella-zoster virus. Chickenpox occurs after a child with no immunity to the virus is infected. Some patients  infected with thebvirus without symptoms. Because the virus is neurotropic, it can be lurking in the neurons of the posterior root ganglia of the spinal cord for a long time after infection. When the immunity is low or tired,  the virus can grow and reproduce and move along the nerve fibers to the skin. Causes intense inflammation of the affected nerves and skin.
Pain Only presents as the Peripheral nerves , which have pain sense ,impaired.
Do you always get the rash with this type
Rarely but yes, some can have Shingles without a rash. Even without the rash, you still have the burning, itchness, numbness. The symptoms are usually isolated to one side of the body and commonly occur on the face and neck, and in the eyes.
The rash has cleared but have swelling on left side and stomach area. Is that normal with shingles. Very uncomfortable
Hi Lynn, how long has it been since your clearance of rashes? Are you still on medications for shingles? Antiviral medications should last at least 10 days.

Common antiviral medications for shingles include:

    acyclovir (Zovirax)
    valacyclovir (Valtrex)
    famciclovir (Famvir)

For acute symptoms, steroids may also help. Anti-inflammatory medications like ibuprofen (Advil) and pain-relieving medication such as acetaminophen (Tylenol) or other prescription pain medication can help in easing pain experienced from shingles.

You can go to see your primary physician for a check first.

Headaches, Flu like symptoms, excruciating pain in my hands and numbness to the point i cant use either one of my hands for atleast 10-15 minutes. I am only 43,and i got it on my right wrist, 2 months later its now on my left wrists,and in my right eye.4 months ago it started,and it has went away twice, then about 6 days later it came back.