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Off the cuff, given your history & clinical description, the rash appears to be 'Herpes Zoster'.
If so, it is a reactivation of latent Varicella
) that you must have had at some point in the past.
The worst is over. No point in systemic antivirals as 48-72 hrs has already elapsed. Treat all the symptoms eg pain, burning; apply a 5% aciclovir
cream locally 3-5 times /day till all lesions scabbed over.
The lesions will all scab & fall off.try not to pinch or prise them off to avoid scarring.
Take adequate rest, eat good food & relax. Stressors that cause a depression
in immunity frequently predispose to its occurence.
Wishing you good health & a quick recovery! Do visit your nearest dermatologist in person.
Dr Praveen Rodrigues MD
Dermatologist, Cosmetologist, Venereologist
Vikram Hospital, Bangalore