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Hi there Dave
Why the acyclovir?
Definitely looks like shingles
The acyclovir is the appropriate medication for this and it may go on for several more days before it resolves
For now topical over the counter capsaicin cream and oral ibuprofen can help with her discomfort
Please let me know if you need any more information
Sorry--didn't know it was that widespread
In that case it's an inflammatory eczema situation and that has no particular trigger
If I were her doctor I would treat her with a course of oral prednisone and topical Caladryl lotion for this