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Old 27th Apr 2014, 20:13
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gingernut
 
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Ouch !

You're fit to fly......when you're fit to fly.

Best case scenario, when the lesions settle, aprox 7-21 days, (AME can advise you best.)

Post herpetic problems (usually pain) can affect patients for many months, the agents (drugs) used to control the symptoms are probably more of a problem, in terms of flying, than the pain. Sometimes the odd twinge can be controlled with regular paracetamol, which doesn't seem to cause many problems for pilots.
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