For the past few days I've been suffering from shingles on my face. It began on my right ear and quickly spread across the entire right side of my face from hairline to jaw, ear to nose with accompanying pain, swelling, fever, and itching. The worst of it has affected the skin surrounding my eye, which for a couple of days was swollen closed. I've been on Acyclovir, an anti-viral drug, since the second day. The infection is slowly clearing and I'm hoping my face will be acceptable for public viewing soon. I've considered covering all the mirrors in the house.
This has all occurred in spite of having had a shingles vaccination a few years ago. My doctor tells me this could happen again ... expletive deleted!