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hi i have shingles on my left side of the neck. was wondering if i can cover them with a white non sticky bandage so i don't spread it?

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Dr. William Coutts ii
25 years experience Family Medicine
Chicken pox: Shingles are caused by the same virus that causes chicken pox in young children. The virus gets into your nerves and remains dormant until you have some physiologic stress. Then shingles break out. You can use a bandage to cover the blisters, but this will not keep them from spreading. Shingles are generally self limiting. Often pain medication is prescribed to help with the intense discomfort.
Answered on Sep 26, 2016
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