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Anyone had recurrence of shingles following travel or exposure to sunlight?
I had HZ on right side of face & eye 2 months ago, still have severe itching and am on lyrica and lidocaine patches.
In July, 3 months from the episode, I will b travelling to West coast US from UK for 3 weeks plus taking the Alaska cruise with helicopter glacier landing where I may have to spend about 1hr on glacier, not sure how exposed to sunlight I will b.
I am getting worried after researching that travel and sunlight can cause a recurrence! I will use sun sceen, umbrella, avoid outdoors in sunlight on land but wondering if I should cancel my glacier landing. Altho is once in a lifetime experience and I will really feel bad missing it, I cannot take the same discomfort with a recurrence, as u all kno, it's hell!
Should I take prophylactic acyclovir, just in case....
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