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I am a 25 year old male. This is my 2nd time having shingles in the past 7 years, which isn't bad reading others experiences. I started noticing the rash after I accidentally scratched it at work. I went to the bathroom and immediately noticed what it was. The rash started as very little dots onthe side of my head just to the right of my eye but it hasn't spread to my eye. It was in full effect by Saturday evening. I couldn't get to my doctors so I went to the urgent care to get prescribed Valtrex. Sunday I had headache, pain, swollen on side of head and right lymphnode. Saw my doctor Monday and she confirmed it was for sure a common case of shingles. She didn't seem too worried and said I will be good once the blisters lose fluid and scab over.
So i covered the spot Friday night. I had the blisters Saturday evening, started Valtrex on Saturday evening and receive cream on Monday. Wednesday (today) in the morning my bandaid had no fluid on it and it seems the blisters are scabbing? They are reddish/dark red/brown. And my swelling is starting to go down. I still have fatigue but I'm totally paranoid about getting "re-infected" if that's possible and ecspecially triggering or infecting my wife. So I decided to start washing all my/her bedding today (Wednesday) and on Monday I essentially "quarantined" my self in the spare bedroom hahaha
Should I have waited a little longer to clean and disenfect everything or am I just being really paranoid about this?? I would feel terrible if my wife/co workers/ family/ friends got it.
It's been about5 days of having it you think I'm still contagious???
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