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I have my first ever shingles episode and am looking for advice as I don't know what to expect.
Last Friday, today is Wednesday, I noticed a small itchy patch on my lower back, I thought a possible reaction to antibiotics I had finished for a tooth abscess. Went to GP on Monday when it had spread (after applying antibiotic cream which I now know was the wrong thing to do) and was told I had shingles, told too late for anti viral , given a leaflet and told to get on with it. A colleague who has suffered for years bought me canesten cream for thrush and told me it would help, two days in I googled it only to find you should not use it for shingles(mistake number 2). Today I feel awful, I have a very stressful job, went off the deep end at an idiot colleague, cried when my partner turned up in work with caminie cream to try to soothe the itch and I eventually left work and came home mid day. My back now aches like I have been kicked. Any advice would be greatly received. I THINK the blisters are starting to scab and the areas seem to be spreading in a faded version around them? What should I expect next?
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