Went to see my GP today and the short of it is he agrees with the Shingles diagnosis, and even gave me a quick 5-minute lesson in it. He was surprised that it WASN’T hurting or itching – although it does when I try to sleep on it, and that I suspect is because the blisters are starting to scab up and as a result, my skin gets pulled as I roll over in my sleep).

I have one more day’s worth of anti-viral, and my GP says I should leave it alone to clear up by itself afterwards, and if it doesn’t clear after a while, then come back. I actually had to push him for a suggested duration to decide how long before seeing him again. We decided if it doesn’t clear after 4 weeks to come back.