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Is shingles contagious

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Dr. Albana Sejdini MD

How can one treat shingles when they are inwardly and are they contagious? This pain and burning, sticking , numbing, tingling sensation has been going on for several weeks it is superficial, not deep ...

Dr. Michelle Gibson James MD

Is shingles contagious? I had Shingles at age 10 y.o. in the brachial nerve branch on the left side ... notices two groups of red sores in that area and they are sore to touch. I have had the...

Dr. Albana Sejdini MD

I have the beginning stages of what appears to be shingles . A couple blisters...quite large. Is my 2 yr. old Grandson at risk if I babysit him? Should I be breaking the blisters to drain the fluid ...

Dr. Kathy Robinson MD

Hi and thanks. I need to know if the shingle virus can be transferred to another person who would be a carrier.. We are supposed to watch grandaughter this weekend (age 3). Her dad has shingles exposed. I...

Dr. Archana Verma MD

My 6.5 mo girl was exposed to my dad who had varicella zoster, though he picked her up before the outbreak of shingles , is she susceptible to catch the infection? Varicella shot cn b given only after 12 ...

Public Forum Discussions

Dr. Vaddadi Suresh MD

are shingles contagious- my husband has a lot of oozing sores on his leg- I have had them once a long time ago- I have crhones disease and ibm associated with als- just wondering if I will get them ...

Dr.  Nishad BN MD

My question is regarding shingles/chickenpox and times of being contagious. 1st my mother in law was diagnosed with shingles, three weeks later my niece broke out with chickenpox who lives with my...

Dr. Mahesh Kumar T S MD

My GP yesterday diagnosed me with SHINGLES. He told me that it is highly communicable, yet I just read one of your articles and it states that it isn t. I am 76 and my wife 64+. we both have cancers ...

Dr. Shinas Hussain MD

I have been applying salt water compresses to my mothers shingles rash. What are the chances of getting shingles myself? I had chickenpox in my childhood. Should I get the shingles vaccine. Will...

Dr. Dholariya Sagar Jayantilal MD

Is shingles s contagious? My Mother was said to have chicken pox when I was about 4 months along. I have never had chicken pox. I m 71,years old & my caretaker developed shingles. We are great friends ...

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Dr.  Divakara MD

HI Shingles is a common name used for Herpes Zoster . No it is not a STD

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Dr.  Michelle Gibson James MD

Hi Shingles (herpes zoster) can cause chicken pox in persons who do not have a previous history if they come into contact with blisters. The person will not contract shingles but can develop chicken...