Herpes zoster, is a viral disease characterized by a painful skin rash with blisters in a localized area. Typically the rash occurs in a single, wide stripe either on the left or right side of the body or face.
- Pain areas: in the skin
- Skin: blister, scab, ulcers, or redness
- Sensory: over sensitivity or pins and needles
- Also common: painful red blister rash in linear distribution, burning sensation, fatigue, or itching
Caused by the varicella-zoster virus, which is the same virus that causes chickenpox.