Saturday night I first noticed a small rash on my back. Tuesday afternoon I went to a doctor and was diagnosed with Shingles in about 2 seconds flat. At the time of the diagnosis, I had a few small red rash spots on my back, chest and underarm. I was prescribed 4000mg of Acyclovir (800x5 times a day). I've been taking my meds regularly.. but the rash seems to keep spreading. On Tuesday (the day after I started Acyclovir) the rash was about 4x worse. Today (Wednesday) it's still worse... how long can I expect the rash to continue to grow?
Since the rash is still growing, does this mean the Acyclovir isn't working?
Is there anything I can do other than keep the rash clean and covered with a cotton undershirt? I'm staying home from work to avoid exposing other and rest up, but I can't stay home from work forever.
Aside from Acyclovir, I'm taking vitamin c, trying to eat healthy and drink plenty of fluids.
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