I'll try and be a bit more helpful
I got it again as an adult, I's already had it as a child. It started with a horrible flu like fever, lack of appetite, cold sweats etc then progressed to spotty eruptions. I thought I'd been eating too much choccy and turned back into a teenager...
I was overseas at the time and the Doc gave me some pills (Valtrex I think) same active ingredient as Zovirax cream (chicken pox is a variant of herpes) and the pills cleared my 'condition' up in a couple of days. I was back in work within 3 days of symptoms much to the delight of my colleagues with kids
Not sure if you can get Valtrex in this country, ask yer Doc.
BTW, apparently it can be really horrible and develop into Shingles but I know as much a syou do on that subject, suggest Google...or God forbid, a Doctor