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after having shingles when is it ok to be in the sun

A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
17 years experience Family Medicine
Sun exposure: In general, uv radiation is not good for any open wound in terms of healing, a herpes rash is no different. It's recommended to keep the affected are ... Read More

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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Would avoid this.: It can actually make things worse.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: Unlike cold sores, it can be exposed to the sun but the lesions will be more susceptible to a sunburn.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Maughon
23 years experience Pain Management
Shingled: Short term yes, but if you get a sun burn on top of them you'll experience a whole new level of very preventable pain.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Francis
Specializes in Pain Management
Yes: Yes but it may cause discoloration of damages skin, a possibly more damaging to the connective tissue below.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
27 years experience Family Medicine
Shingles: If oozing, keep it covered. The usual sun light should not have any effect on shingles. The problem with shingles is the pain.
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Not shingles: What you described is not consistent with shingles. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk produc ... Read More
A 71-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
53 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Follow MD'S advice: He has studied long ; hard 2 get where he/she is. Don't try 2 second quess him/her or confuse the issue.
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Dr. Laura McMullen
20 years experience Pediatrics
One : One fourth of all shingles (caused by the reactivation of the chicken pox virus varicella zoster) infections can affect the eye area. The mainstay of ... Read More
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