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Shingles When Can I Go Back To Work
I have shingles on the top and bottom of my foot. The blisters still have pus in them. What happens if I bust one? And when can I go back to work?
Work whenever: You can work as soon as you feel comfortable enough to do so. That's an unusual location for shingles, however so I would make sure the diagnosis is correct. ...Read more
Shingles (Herpes Zoster) (Definition)
Shingles is a painful blistering skin rash caused by the chickenpox virus (varicella zoster). Early treatment with antiviral medication (within 72 hours) lowers the risk of post herpetic neuralgia, which is lingering skin pain after the rash disappears. ...Read more
Hi. I got shingles 5 days ago and feel better but the blisters are still on my face. Im on prescription too. When do you think i can go back to work?
My brother has shingles. Taking hydrococdone 5/500. It works for 4 hours.Then pain comes back can he take 1 1/2 pills?
I have shingles on my head. I ama server. I cant really cover my head. Is is safe to return to work? Thank you
Shingles: Covering will help but it could still be touched and passed that way. I would not take a chance. You could be serving someone who is not immune to varicella or immune compromised. Be safe! ...Read more
41 years old. Shingles for 3rd time in less than 2 years. Always on both sides. Sick of meds. Don't seem to work. Feet and legs are covered this time. Last time was face and shoulders. Time before was feet and belly and back.
Doubt shingles: First, confirm the diagnosis. Very atypical story for shingles for several reasons (recurrent; both sides; multiple locations; non-response to anti-herpes meds). Probably not shingles this time. See a doctor ASAP, the sooner the better for accurate diagnosis and effective treatment. If recurrent shingles is confirmed, you'll need evaluation for possible serious underlying health problem. Good luck ...Read more
You may: Shingles is a disease that you should take "contact precautions", if it affects a part of your body that will not come into contact with anyone (as your chest or back), you may go to work. I suggest that you wear 2 layers of clothing so no one will contact the lesions. If you work with young children, or elderly people, then i would wait for the lesions crust over before returning to work. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on severity: To a large extent the ability to return to work depends on the severity of the shingles rash and/or the associated neuralgia. Shingles is caused by a reactivation of the chicken pox virus (varicella) in people who have already had chicken pox. Caution should be taken around pregnant women even though the virus is not as easily transmitted in shingles as it is in chicken pox. ...Read more
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