A 44-year-old member asked:
how do you know when shingles are no longer contagious?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Julia Sanchez answered
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.
Answered on Sep 17, 2019
Dr. Martin Raff answered
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Herpes zoster: Shingles are not contagious to anyone who has had chickenpox, which is most of society. Once you have had chickenpox the virus is with you the rest of your life.
Answered on Mar 16, 2014
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