So, a person may have continued flare-ups or breakouts. We had a young Trooper who was maybe 22-24 y/o and he came to work one morning as I was already done with my shift and in the locker room changing out of my uniform when the young man asked me if I would have any idea what the rash was on his chest and stomach. I asked him if he gets poison and he said that he didn’t.I think the Shingles virus stays in your system forever & it's possible to get it again if your immune system is weak. I had shingles 37 years ago & it never came back.
A few days later, I saw him again and it looked terrible. It appeared to be getting like small boils on it. I called another older Trooper over and told him to check this out. He said right away to the young Trooper that he better either get to his doctor’s office or the E-room. He told him that he had the Shingles and he did. It really got nasty looking. He was probably off work for about 2 weeks and even when he returned, he still had pain.