…normal. Until I looked in the mirror.
I haven’t worn any makeup nor done anything with my hair (except wash it) for several days.
I have shingles. On my face. And in my scalp.
Fortunately I don’t have any pain other than the occasional tingling and burning sensation on my cheek, forehead and scalp. Perhaps I got to the doctor soon enough and started the antiviral medication in time to prevent any complications.
The doctor said I could go to work as long as I didn’t shake hands or touch other people. OK, that’s easy.
I need to keep the area around the blisters clean so no makeup. Don’t like it but it saves me 10 minutes in the morning.
Heat from the hairdryer and curling iron aggravates the situation so no hair styling. With naturally curly hair any kind of style is a crap shoot every day plus it saves another 10 minutes.
I can live with the blistered, blotchy, and possible scabby face with no makeup and frizzy hair. Thank you God for no pain.