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can I bath if I have shingles

A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: Cool bath or compresses over the rash may v pain/ itching.

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A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
73 years experience Preventive Medicine
Yes: But try not to knock them off because they lave a scar.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: Yes, you can take a bath or a shower. Would not use overly hot water and would not scrub the lesions. Delicately cleaning the scabs is fine.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shawn Dalton-bethea
20 years experience Pain Management
Shingles & Baths: Hello. No. You are not restricted with baths. Colloidal oatmeal (not the eating kind- Aveeno is an example which can be found at Walmart) and starch ... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sinclair
38 years experience Family Medicine
If only you could: I wish i could tell you there is some great home remedy for shingles pain but I have never heard of it. Nothing works very well. The nerve is in the " ... Read More
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A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Bath, shower is fine: Bathing and showering is fine, because a person with shingles (herpes zoster outbreak on part of his body) won't spread it to another part of his body ... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bassam Amawi
49 years experience Psychiatry
Shingles ?: Yes , the virus is in u body and i advise u to take vaccine for it.
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shahid Rafique
44 years experience Internal Medicine
No: There is no such evidence that incidence of shingles is increasing in younger population.
A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mary Bergum
20 years experience Family Medicine
Shingles: Shingles is reactivation of the varicella virus. You can only get it if you had chicken pox in the past.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
Shingles : This is not unusual as the nerve root has been inflamed and,unfortunately, postherpetic neuralgia may be a chronic condition. At this time I would ask ... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jackie Lam
17 years experience Family Medicine
Anyone: Anyone can get it, but it's more prevalent amongst people older than 50.

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