Patient : I have had three separate episodes of blistery, red, painful (!!) rash on the top half of my right buttock. No treatment first time, lasted two weeks, very painful down my leg and hip. took Zovirax for second episode, which lessened the time line and pain was decreased...third time, less pain and shorter duration with no treatment...always in the same spot. have had chicken pox as a child, have had cold sores appear maybe every three years (when I am run down and stressed) also always in the same spot on my face. will shingles vaccine be of any benefit to me? what are my options regarding treatment? thank you
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