I have a case of shingles affecting my chest and back. There is significant pain, but not much of a rash - just a small spot on my chest and a slightly larger one on my back. I have been on antiviral treatment for 2 days, and don't expect any more spots. My question is whether I need to cut back on my physical activity (bike riding, tennis, walking, exercising, etc) during the outbreak of shingles, or whether I can continue life as before, as long as the pain allows. When I am active, I don't feel the pain as badly. Will staying quiet make the outbreak go away any faster than being active will?
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