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My DH currently has shingles. It started out like a tingly itchy red rash, a bit like a burn but with little liquidy spots. He thought that he had got a chemical on it (works in a lab). I think that it was 2 days later that it was obviously shingles because it was a definite line down his forehead with swelling only around his eye on one side. He was on anti-virals since it was near his eye. He's been off work for 6 weeks, has had loads of pain, can't sleep and is having eye problems, so I HOPE that you guys don't have it!!