I had shingles, but not on my face. I had it starting under my ear, going down my arm all the way to my hand.
It hurt like hell for a good 36 hours before the rash appeared. The pain was along the nerve pathway, not on the surface of the skin, but in deep. After the rash appeared, it continued to hurt, and the blisters burned and itched like mad as well.
I really, really hope you don't have shingles, but if you do, I hope it's a very mild case.
Well I guess your body got rid of something that was not supposed to be there via a rash. Good for you that it was not shingles after all
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