A 57-year-old female asked:
is shingles contagious?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Stephen Daquino answered
20 years experience Sports Medicine
Yes: Its a reactivation of the chicken pox virus. Until all the vesicles have crusted over, you can give it to anyone who hasn't had chicken pox or the vaccine. Avoid exposure to young kids, pegnant, elderly, frail, or folks with lowered immune systems.
Answered on Jul 19, 2019
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