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Early Shingles Rash


Updated April 22, 2009

This picture shows what shingles looks like early in the development of the rash.
Early Shingles Rash
Photo © German Green Cross Association
This is another example of the early rash of shingles. Notice how red the skin underneath the blisters is. Another characteristic of an early shingles outbreak is that the blisters are different sizes. Sometimes shingles might be confused with herpes, but the blisters in herpes are generally all the same size.

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