I don t know if I have shingles but I have had chickenpox. About 5 days ago I felt in the left side of my back a pinching kind of light burning sensation. By the next day an area of my skin was raised and looked like a welt. By that evening the welt got bigger and started itching like crazy. The following day the welt was now a somewhat bigger patch with others forming kind of in a line and started getting small blisters and still very itchy. The skin looked kind of yellowish on the welt. The area affected is not a large area but is itching like crazy. My question does shingles only itch and sting?