It's the gift that keeps on giving.
I'm 53,and got nailed for the first time in my life last winter..
I was stunned as I did have chicken pox as a kid,and thus the virus was sleeping in me all these years.
The small red bumps were so painful,I couldn't even put on my shirt.
My next door neighbor is a nurse,saw me struggling and asked me why.
When I showed her,she said go the grocery store & get plain ordinary (not fat free) Yogurt,and diaper rash paste.
Mix a small 50/50 ratio in a cup and smear it all over the affected area,my sides & back.
Within hours/days the swelling went down and it began drying out the rash & turned it into scabs..But you have to be religious with applying it 2-3 times a day..Morning-noon-night,and make sure you EAT lots of plain yogurt as well,to dry it out from the inside too.I had to designate a couple of OLD ratty shirt t-shirts to wear,as this is a Paste and will stick to anything it touches.
Google what foods to EAT & AVOID when you have shingles,as this is extremely important for you right now.