I finally found ya'll! I broke out with shingles on the 6th of june this year. All seemed to go as expected until the 14th. when this itching started. At first it would itch exactly where a blister had been. It has since widened in the area that is affected.It still followes the path opf the infection but all the skin in the area itches. My shingles ran from the middle of my chin down my neck to my breastbone, aroun to the back of my neck, up into my hair, folloed my jawline, covered my ear and were down in my ear, down my neck to my shoulder. That is where it itches, Sometimes it all itches at once and sometimes it is more localized but it always itches. Nothing topical helps and I have tried everything homemade, homeopathic, over the counter and prescription. Oddly it calms down after I take a pain pill. I feel funny taking Percocet for itching.Ice packs help more than anything. I can't sit with an ice bag flopped on my head all the time! I'm loosing so much sleep and am getting really wasted from this. If I knew it would go away on it's own and when I could take it. I'm ready to check out some other optons like the lidocaine infusions realitybites mentioned. My doctor already plans to give me the Zostavax.So 'that's my story and I'm sticking to it!' vealchop
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