Shingles blisters are one of the symptoms that occur in people who have developed shingles. This condition is characterized by a skin rash that can be very painful. Shingles is more common in people who have a weak immunity and this usually happens in people over sixty or patients who are on medications that affect their immune system. We already know that the shingles rash appears on small area of one’s skin, affecting one side of the body. The rash will go away and so as the pain. It takes a little less than a month. However, shingles blisters can be very annoying.
What Are the Shingles Blisters?
Shingles is manifested through a skin rash. This rash occurs when the virus gets reactivated. Virus reactivations can happen when a person experiences intense stressful reactions (stress can be either physical or emotional). The immune system becomes weak due to stress and the virus can activate. There are certain groups of patients who are also at risk of getting shingles rash. Those are the patients who already use certain medications and drugs that affect the immune system in a negative way.
However, when the virus reactivates, skin rash develops and it lasts for about a month or so. First, the rash occurs on one side of one’s body. After some time, this rash turns into blisters. Before the blisters occur, skin becomes very sensitive and can easily be irritated. These blisters become filled with fluid and after some time the fluid goes out. The crusts form and then they finally heal. As we said, the process takes no longer, than a month, but it can heal even faster. Three or four weeks are usually enough for this condition to heal.
There are cases when blisters do not pop and the fluid remains inside them. These cases are rare, but they should be mentioned anyway. When this happens, a person can have severe pain. There is one more reason why this is problematic. Shingles is especially contagious during the blister phase. This further means that as long as you have blisters, you are very contagious to other people. Having blisters will certainly prevent you from close interactions with other people and other social activities. Another problem is the pain that accompanies blisters. If this happens to you, seek medical help and get proper treatment. If your blisters do not pop within two weeks or so, you should see your doctor.