The rash is the most obvious and main symptom of shingles. Besides that, it is also the first one to bother you in case you’re infected. When this type of virus strikes you, the first thing you notice and suffer is painful rash followed by lots of tiny blisters. Those blisters will appear only on one side of your body which is infected by shingles.
Tingling feelings in the skin. The rash is also often associated with tingling on your skin. Besides that, you also will feel those painful and bothering burning and itching on and around the area with shingles blisters. Sometimes, it may appear even earlier than rash and blisters. In this case, it will just develop into a more painful symptom.
Sickness. Nausea and obvious sickness are also those two symptoms that will appear earlier than others. No matter how fast your rash is developing, you may feel the sickness in the earliest stages of shingles. The sore stomach will be followed by nausea. This symptom people often mistake as a simple food poisoning. But when your sore stomach is followed by diarrhea and vomiting, you should consider shingles as the main reason.
Fever. Nausea and fever will usually come at the same time. Misery loves company, as we know, so those two will come together. Sometimes there can be even no actual rise in temperature, but a patient will feel like it is. But the real fever caused by shingles may raise your body temperature up to 101 degrees F.
Headache. Lots of us struggle from chromatic headaches caused by weather or living in big industrial and business cities. But shingles is a dangerous virus that can cause more than just skin problems. Sometimes shingles also strike cranial nerves and cause a headache that can’t be beaten easily.
In some cases, fever is not the only symptom of shingles caused by a different body temperature. Some patients also complain about getting chills. Actually, it is a very common symptom that often shows itself before the rash.
Vision problems. Yes, here is another problem caused by shingles strike your brain and cranial nerves. This symptom is very common among people suffering from shingles. Usually, vision problems mean a patient experiences photosensitivity. It is occurred by shingles virus spreads into your eye nerves. In some cases, it also may make your eyes feel dry constantly.
Muscle pains. Myalgia or as we all know it muscle pains is another early symptom of shingles. First, you will feel tingling in your muscles in the area where the rash will appear soon. Then you will feel hard pain inside the muscle similar to the one you feel while someone stabs you with a needle. A general tenderness of muscles is also very common in this case. It seems like you have your force out of the limit.
General skin sensitivity. Shingles, as we all know, is more about skin symptoms. Sometimes the symptom is so rude that it may make your skin feel extremely sensitive. It is like it hurts when someone just gently touches you in that shingles infected area. Usually, this symptom shows itself on a chest and makes it almost impossible for a patient to act and work normally. This symptom will also come before the rash appears.
And the final symptom of shivers is fatigue. This symptom is very common for a long list of various viruses. But shingles can take this fatigue feel to its extreme. Sometimes, people constantly feel sleepy and exhausted. Any usual activity for the person is also impossible in this case.