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Two questions about Shingles

Today I was diagnosed by a doctor at a walk in clinic with Shingles. I have a rash in a vertical line on the left side of my back. It's itchy, but I have no pain at all. He just prescribed some topical ointment to be used until the rash clears up.

1. Could it be something else? I thought Shingles was supposed to be painful.

2. I train Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. When I go to class I wear a heavy Gi (Kimono) and a shirt underneath. If put the ointment on, put a bandage over evertything, wear a shirt and my heavy Gi on top there is basically no way anybody could come into contact with the rash, especially because it's in a place that will be totally covered by all the clothing and wouldn't become exposed.
Do you think it would be irresponsible for me to go to class under these conditions?
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