Shingles is an infection that causes a painful rash. Get advice from 111 as soon as possible if you think you have it.
The first signs of shingles can be:
A rash will appear a few days later.
Usually you get the shingles rash on your chest and tummy, but it can appear anywhere on your body including on your face, eyes and genitals.
The rash appears as blotches on your skin, on 1 side of your body only. A rash on both the left and right of your body is unlikely to be shingles.