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how do you know when shingles are gone

A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Westmoreland
35 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: But please remember, you do not catch shingles from a shingles patient. They are shedding the chicken pox virus. The result would be your child catc ... Read More

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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
17 years experience Family Medicine
Shingles: Best way to tell that shingles is noncontagious is when the lesions have crusted over. This usually happens between 2-3 weeks and hence the infection ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
28 years experience Pain Management
Shingles doesn"t : Cause shingles-it causes chicken pox. Shingles is contagious to people who have not previously had chickenpox, as long as there are new blisters form ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Julia Sanchez
16 years experience Pain Management
No rash: As long as you can see the rash, it can be contagious. The blisters contain the herpes virus.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Neuralgia: This is a condition called post-herpetic neuralgia in which certain conditions result in long-term nerve pain afterwards. Shingles is one of these. ... Read More
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A 28-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 59-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 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
What?: Please rephrase your question. There is no data or history to answer your question "i am having big problems now?" it sounds like you are cleared of y ... Read More
A 76-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theresa-Ann Clark
23 years experience Family Medicine
It varies by person: Each person responds differently. Shingles is caused by dormant chicken pox within nerves. It gets reactivated due to immune system stress, moves out ... Read More
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A 33-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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