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when before someone is diagnosed with shingles are they contagious?

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
See details: They are contagious as long as one has active skin lesions. The skin lesions usually appear within 3 or 4 days of the initial burning sensation.
Answered on Apr 18, 2013

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