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I had shingles back in August 2017, and started the antiviral med within 72 hours. I was sick for about 6 weeks. The first week of October I went on vacation to a sunny destination, I did not expose my skin to the sun, had naps and everything was fine. I thought I was totally recovered.
Last week I started feeling some itching in my back, looked in the mirror couldn't see any rash, so I thought maybe that was a symptom from the shingles I got before. So I neglected that, and did not go to see a doctor. Last Monday the itching increased so I went to see a doctor. There was a rash but no blisters, and the doctor prescribed for me the acyclovir. I don't have vesicles, but the rash looks like shingles. I am not sure if this is going to be worse than the first time since I did not start the medication within 72 hrs of the itching symptoms. I still have so much itching and feel weak. Does it mean that I will be getting shingles quite often since this is the second time in 3 months? Any help? any suggestions? Wishing you all well. Thanks!!
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