A 37-year-old member asked:
how do you know when shingles is no longer contagious?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Ihab Ibrahim answered
28 years experience Pain Management
Shingles doesn"t : Cause shingles-it causes chicken pox. Shingles is contagious to people who have not previously had chickenpox, as long as there are new blisters forming and old blisters healing. Similar to chickenpox, the time prior to healing or crusting of the blisters is the contagious stage of shingles. Once all of the blisters are crusted over, the virus can no longer be spread & the contagious period is ove.
Answered on Aug 31, 2019
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