Saint Joseph, MO
A 55-year-old female asked:
I have shingles and i would just like to know if you think swimming would cause worse scarring. the shingles began one week ago.
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Pathology 51 years experience
Contagion: A person with shingle can transmit the chicken pox virus to some one who is not immune. Do not go swimming unless all the lesions have crusted over, and preferable till after the crusts have fallen off.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
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