Can one still go to work while treating shingles infection?
yes, it can clear up quickly if caught soon after onset
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(1) Yes, persons can still lead active lives unless the pain is so severe that it affects their daily activities.
While the blisters are present , the virus can be spread by contact with the fluid in the blister so the areas should be covered if possible.
The pain is mainly neurological (the virus affects the nerves) , that is the reason your doctor would have given you gabapentin but if you can, you can consider adding an anti inflammatory pain killer such as naproxen or ibuprofen or voltaren or cataflam , to see if one of these helps in your pain relief
(2)yes, if it is caught in the early stages the rash can clear up early. There are some persons who can have residual persistent pain, this is called-POSTHERPETIC NEURALGIA.
There are some who do not have this problems and the rash and pain clear up completely
I hope this helps, feel free to ask any other questions
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