Hello, I am male, athletically healthy, 25 yrs old. I just broke out in shingles on my left lower back (itchy for 2 days, then just today visible). This is the second time in my life, the first being when I was ~10yrs old, when it was on my left mid back. I had chickenpox before.
My questions are: could this have been triggered by the flu vaccine that I got about 1.5 weeks ago? is marijuana known to lower the immune system? or is stress the most likely cause?
For treatment, is there any potential positives or negatives of using Superglue over the blisters? Much the same as over a friction blister.
Finally, I work tutoring hours at both elementary and middle schools. Should I call in sick?
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