What are the symptoms of shingles?
In the early stage of shingles, the symptoms may include pain, severe itching, sensitivity to touch and numbness in one area of the body. In addition, you may experience headache, sensitivity to light (photophobia), fever, chills, lack of appetite, stomach ache, diarrhoea and fatigue. In the active stage, a few days later, a painful rash can appear. It can appear anywhere on the body, but typically shows up as a band or strip only on one side of your body or face.