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You are seeing a 69-year-old female patient in a GP setting who has presented with a rash. She reports to you that the rash appeared 2 days ago and before this she had an abnormal tingling sensation in the exact same area which is now extremely painful. On examination there are maculopapular lesions, which are oozing and you note that the rash does not cross the mid-line of the body. Given the diagnosis, what is the most appropriate treatment to start?