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Hi, I'm 36 and have a low level of autoimmune hepatitis which flared back up within the last few months after initially having it 9 years ago. After 4 weeks the AIH medication, it unfortunately caused a quite severe case of shingles on the right side of my face under my eye and cheek. The most painful thing I have ever experienced.
After 3-4 weeks it was clearing up well and all of a sudden my same patch of my face went really red again- and started to tingle- went straight to my GP and she said to go back Aciclovir again for 7 days as shingles could be flaring up again. The redness did not blister or cause any significant pain but has not got any worse or any better for the last 3-4 weeks. The redness still feels numb and tingly- I have tried bio oil, aloe vera gel, sudocrem and antihistamines but nothing seems to be working to improve the redness or tingling of the shingles. I take 1 amitriptyline every night and have done since it started in mid July. I am a teacher just starting back at school so feel very self conscious of this red blotchy patch that I've been told by family and friends changes in redness depending on what I'm doing, ie- exercising, hot, stressed etc. Can anybody help? Thanks.
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