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Is it safe to share a shower with someone who has shingles

A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Depends on immunity: Herpes zoster is the chicken pox virus, so a person with zoster can touch any normal person (not immunocompromised, not on prednisone, not a baby) who ... Read More

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A female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Maybe: Most (96%) adults show serum evidence of prior chickenpox, and most born in the 1990's had the chance to get the vaccine.If you are the rare exception ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Local care issue: Shingles differs from chickenpox by not having a phase when oral secretions contain viral particles. The contagious material is limited to the wet or ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Shingles virus: The virus only survives on inanimate surfaces for short periods but shouldn't survive after a week. If you've had chicken pox or the vaccine you shoul ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
Better than with out: In spite of using condom there no 100% guarantee but will protect better than with out. It is a viral disease , virus will find its own way to sprea ... Read More
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kristina McCaughtry
20 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
If they will let you: Pms is premenstrual syndrome, a group of physical and emotional symptoms that may come each month during a woman's cycle. She is not "contagious" and ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Moranville
35 years experience Psychiatry
Not necessarily: You should get into a relationship, because you like someone for who they are. Bipolar disorder is a very treatable disorder and many people who have ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
Highly unlikely: Highly unlikely.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
17 years experience Family Medicine
Shingles: The virus that causes shingles is present in the shingles rash at the time when there is a blistering appearance. The virus is contained in the fluid ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chaim Colen
18 years experience Neurosurgery
Embrace: Precautions for what? He or she is not infective nor are they radioactive material.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Yes: Crohn's disease can be transmitted to family members but not necessarily. I do not know that there is any fetal testing before the baby is born. Ask y ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Some contacts are ok: Herpes zoster is the chicken pox virus, so a person with zoster can touch any normal person (not immunocompromised, not on prednisone, not a baby) who ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
28 years experience Pain Management
No: Would avoid tanning for now. Sunlight likely to make things worse. Sorry.
A member asked:
Dr. Dimitri Novitzky
51 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Zoon's balanitis?: Zoon's balanitis, is an autoimmune disease, and in some cases poor higene, the best is to have circumcision. topical hydrocortisone valerate 0.2% crea ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Gujer
25 years experience Anesthesiology
Probably OK: There are no specific problems that have been associated with tattoos in lupus patients. Keep in mind the small risk of infection with hepatitis b and ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Autism Spectrum DO: It is classified as pervasive developmental disorder, and includes Asperger syndrome, autism, childhood disintegrative disorder & rett syndrome. It is ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pouya Shafipour
22 years experience Family Medicine
Very rare: It is very rare to get gonorrhea from the same toilet unless the infected area touched the seat and then the genital area right away touches the same ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregg Albers
40 years experience Addiction Medicine
Scabies: Scabies mites are spread by direct bodily contact with a person, and more unlikely from wearing clothing or sitting on an infected couch. Treating wi ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Turner
36 years experience Family Medicine
Maybe maybe not: Mrsa is methicillin resistant staph aureus that in the community form tends to cause skin infections and abscesses. You are at risk in contracting MR ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
45 years experience Pediatrics
Probably: If you avoid close contact or exposure you should be ok. And if you are immunized, even better.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marc Hirsch
51 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Encourage your cousin to discuss her alcohol intake with the doctor. Doc probably knows already. Depending on other factors heavy drinking may not pre ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Chickenpox & Preg: If chickenpox develops during the first 20 weeks of pregnancy — particularly between weeks 8 and 20 — the baby faces a slight risk of a rare group of ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wendy Askew
23 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Would still be caref: Having one std is a risk factor for having others, so i would recommend using caution (a condom, at least) if you were going to have sex with this per ... Read More

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