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can you pass on shingles

A 69-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience Infectious Disease
Nope: Shingles does not beget shingles. If the contact is not immune, the disease acquired would be varicella (chickenpox) if there is contact with the le ... Read More
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Shingles: Coming in contact with a Shingles rash/blister can infect someone who doesn’t have immunity to chickenpox. That person could develop chicken pox (not ... Read More

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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Shingles: Three to four days after the prodomal stage, the shingles rash erupts. Usually, it will be on only one side of the body. The rash is comprised of many ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Herpes zoster: Shingles, caused by the varicella-zoster virus that causes chickenpox. The virus is with you the rest of your life. The vaccine is given under the ski ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Fomite transfer: Shingles may be the same virus but the ability to transfer to others is a bit different. Kids with chickenpox have the virus in their oral secretions ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
No: Your past chickenpox protects you from acquiring the disease.Shingles is also much less contagions in general.The debris from the wounds is contagious ... Read More
A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Jacobs
Specializes in Family Medicine
If you have open: lesions and sit on a toilet and someone sitss on it immediately after you,yes, you could spread it
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
No: Your past chickenpox protects you from acquiring the disease.Shingles is also much less contagions in general.The debris from the wounds is contagious ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Kohlitz
10 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes but rare: Shingles, which is a reactivation of latent varicella zoster virus. Most people are infected with the virus as children and it lays dormant in our ne ... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bassam Amawi
48 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
43 years experience Internal Medicine
No: There is no such evidence that incidence of shingles is increasing in younger population.

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