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how do you know when shingles is gone?

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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 This usually happens between 2-3 weeks and hence the infection is no longer active. It may take several weeks for the rash to completely disappear however.
Answered on Mar 8, 2020
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