Links: Shingles: InteliHealth
Shingles usually begins with a burning sensation, a mild itching or tingling or a shooting pain in a specific area of skin. The affected area usually is located only on one side of the chest, abdomen or face or on a portion of an arm or leg. The skin may be extremely sensitive, so that you may not be able to stand clothing touching or rubbing the area.
After about five days, the skin becomes red and mildly swollen, and a rash appears. Blisters may cluster in patches or form a continuous line that roughly follows the path of the infected nerve. The blisters may be painful or itchy, and some may be as large as the palm of your hand. Blisters continue to appear over two to seven days and eventually break, form crusts and then heal.
Shingles also can cause fatigue, a low-grade fever and mild muscle aches.
Blisters as big as the palm of your hand?! Tell me you didn’t get these!
Nope, I just got a couple of patches of tiny blisters on my leg. Unfortunately almost my entire leg felt like it was blistered. Just wearing pants hurt it, so I stopped wearing them entirely. I am dealing with a small lawsuit at work over this, but I am sure the judge will see how reasonable I was being.
you should tell everyone you have lepercy, then go hug them