Hii there, I don't wish to be the bearer of bad news, but shingles does not generally go away altogether; I have episodes of it and can feel when they will flare up; I've been given some anti-viral drugs (Aciclovir 800mg) to take as soon as I feel the symptoms start and for the most part it works pretty well; what I would say is if at all possible and I know this is really hard because shingles is virus of the chicken pox family (medical term for shingles is herpes zoster) and of course as with chicken pox, shingles itches like billy-O! I have two areas where I get outbreaks and I cover them up to stop myself scratching the areas especially when the patches blister; if you do end up scratching and bursting the blister, just remember to wash your hand thoroughly as you can spread the virus to other areas of you body. The other thing to watch out for is that sometimes with severe cases, a band can develop around the chest area and because shingles affects the nerve ending, it can be very painful and you should always seeks medical advice if the band continues to increase around the full circumference of chest region.
I wish I could give more happy info, but shingles can be managed you just need to recognise the first signs; mine is a terrible soreness down one leg directly below the site of the shingles patch; as soon as feel this, I commence anti-viral meds and anti-viral cream; I will say that I have very compromised immune system, so I can develop all sorts of things but I just remain proactive and positive (which is soooo hard sometimes) I'm not a fitness fanatic but I eat a very healthy balanced diet and of course myself treats too
) You may well be able to put a stop to outbreaks if you're otherwise healthy but don't give and try not to get to stressed because that can cause an outbreak. Go and see you doctor; I'm sure he'll advise the same - Take care, Good Luck