My understanding on Honey treatments is that you should use locally sourced honey as it is better attuned to the specific regional virus/bacteria.
Posters keep referring to Manuka honey so I responded to that. Honey has been used as an antibacterial for millennia; however, as stated, my Dr has identified this infection as viral. If he is right and this is herpes zoster then I have likely carried it since childhood... which leads to an argument that I have had with the medical profession for 30 years and is now apparently causing an upheaval in approach.
However, thanks for your input... much to consider lately - if I can stay erect. Usually this passes in time and with treatment. I strongly suspect that in 10 years the approach will be quite different. 30 years ago medical people argued with me that, if shingles patients had chicken pox as children, then they were immune to the virus. That is tautologically impossible! Now my viewpoint has been shown to be accurate but treatment is evolving.