#1-Definitely go to the doctor and get it diagnosed ASAP. If you get there early-antiviral medications to lessen the severity of the outbreak.
#2-Shingles occur in people that have had chicken pox in the past and the virus has been dormant in your body for years. Many times it occurs during times of stress-so make sure there is nothing else going on (again get to the doctor!)
#3- I had it on my left back and side and could not wear a bra-which would be a problem for me at work
.... I was out for 8 days-then was told by the school doctor that as long as it was not in an openly exposed are-face, etc. that I could cover it and work-ahhh no! I needed to feel better with less pain-and my doctor said I could not return to work with young children until the vesicles were dried. I trust and followed HER advice.
hmmm-should I be penalized for taking that sick time? sorry from another post about sick time.....