Hello there Laughinplace911. Your problem does not seem to have any link to 'shingles' which is the colloquial name for herpes zoster
that occurs post varicella
) infection contracted earlier in life. While it is not uncommon to have more than one attack on shingles, it is very rare to have multiple such occurences esp if in the same place..this is more suggestive of herpes simplex
infection & the name 'herpes zoster' is a misnomer & it is not a herpes infection....so you could go ahead & test for igG/igM for herpes 1 & 2 & clear your mindspace. Do try not to share personal items even if with son & yes that could cause a spread of infection assuming you have a faithful husband. cheers & godspeed...do the tests & give your mind some peace. All will be well..Dr Praveen Rodrigues MD Dermatologist
, Cosmetologist & Venereologist, Bangalore, India P.S..please do consult your local dermatologist to get rid of the 'pore' good luck.