The rash is still hardly worth noticing. In fact it remains the least of my symptoms.
I no longer think the biggest nuisance has been deep nerve pain; rather, due to the lidocaine ointment I'm no longer using, I was misinterpreting the pain, which has turned out to be stubborn muscle cramping in a group that's not so easy to stretch loose.
Which finally led me to relocate temporarily to a spare bed with a much firmer mattress, offering support our superannuated Select Comfort bed no longer can. This morning I awoke with that same pesky pain in that same pesky place, but it has disappeared now, without medication. If it returns I will be ruthless, but I'm hopeful the improved sleeping conditions will have turned the tide.