I have just come back from a tea party where the person I was sitting next to said that she had had shingles 'but was all right now'. It sounded as if it was very slight and hadn't lasted long, although she did say that she had had a rash, but no pustules. Should I really contact the doctor? I am inclined to think not. We sat next to each other for less than an hour and she was talking to other people besides me. She looked well and didn't sneeze.
I had chicken pox as a child. I am now on 7.5 mg Prednisolone daily, and have just started reducing to 7 mg.