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When is shingles not contagious anymore?

When is shingles not contagious anymore?

Completely dry: When the scabs are completely fallen off the infection has resolved although it is not contagious exvept through direct contact. ...Read more

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Shingles (Herpes Zoster) (Definition)

A painful blistering skin rash caused by the chickenpox virus (varicella zoster), occurring in people who have had chicken pox some time in their past. ...Read more


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When is chickenpox not contagious anymore?

When is chickenpox not contagious anymore?

When last spot dry: The contagious period of chickenpox extends from 24-48 hours before the onset of the rash for six to seven days.Over that period the average person will have 200 to 300 spots, that go through stages and dry.As these all reach the crusted dry stage, or 6-7 days out, you are no longer contagious. ...Read more

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When before someone is diagnosed with shingles are they contagious?

When before someone is diagnosed with shingles are they contagious?

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. ...Read more

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When is chicken pox not contagious anymore?

When is chicken pox not contagious anymore?

Chicken Pox: When all the sores have crusted over, chicken pox is no longer contagious. ...Read more

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If someone has herpes but is not having herpes outbreak. Is it unlikely to catch it off them at that time?

If someone has herpes but is not having herpes outbreak. Is it unlikely to catch it off them at that time?

Not necessarily: Asymptomatic persons can "shed" (=potentially transmit) hsv2, and close skin contact can be all that is required. See: http://stdtesting.Com/how-many-people-have-herpes --for more information and helpful links. ...Read more

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I would like to know how long someone sick with the flu can spread it to others. When is that person no longer contagious?

I would like to know how long someone sick with the flu can spread it to others. When is that person no longer contagious?

Flu: According to the cdc: “most healthy adults may be able to infect others beginning 1 day before symptoms develop and up to 5 to 7 days after becoming sick. Children may pass the virus for longer than 7 days.”. ...Read more

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Is shingles contagious to other people when I touch them?

Is shingles contagious to other people when I touch them?

Shingles: They can be contagious to people who have not had chicken pox if they have direct contact with the lesions. It is the same virus that caused chicken pox earlier in life that stays dormant in your body in nerves and comes out due to a stressor ...Read more

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How do you know when shingles is no longer contagious?

How do you know when shingles is no longer contagious?

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. ...Read more

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When the chicken pox has crusted over that means your not contagious anymore, But if you accidently scratch one off does it become contagious again?

When the chicken pox has crusted over that means your not contagious anymore, But if you accidently scratch one off does it become contagious again?

Unlikely: The contagious period for cpx is considered the first week after eruptions start.By that point,the body has surrounded virus with antibodies and they go to the skin surface to die (in blisters)The early blisters do have contagious viral particles but most of what you would get pulling a scab off is just body serum, with no viral particles.It would be a reasonable precaution to wash/cover that area ...Read more

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Is hpv-gential warts contagious if you smoke after that person who has it? Or is it just contagious if you have sexual intercourse?

Is hpv-gential warts contagious if you smoke after that person who has it? Or is it just contagious if you have sexual intercourse?

HPV : Hpv is transmitted through oral, vaginal, or anal intercourse. You will not get the virus by sharing a cigarette. Lastly remember to protect yourself against hpv and other viruses by using condoms or dental dam. ...Read more

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What are shingles and does it run in the family or just if you've had chicken pox before? Is it deadly or contagious?

What are shingles and does it run in the family or just if you've had chicken pox before? Is it deadly or contagious?

The latter.: Shingles are the adult form of chicken pox - you had regular chicken pox as a kid, and later in life the virus is reactivated, but only along one nerve, on one side of the body. It is contagious only to someone who has never had chicken pox. It is deadly only in very old or very debilitated patients. ...Read more

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Friend argues that because she never gave it to anyone else before, shes not contagious. But isn't herpes contagious no matter what?

Friend argues that because she never gave it to anyone else before, shes not contagious. But isn't herpes contagious no matter what?

Herpes simplex: You may communicate the virus to others without the presence of an open lesion, and the person receiving the virus may never show a lesion. But once you have this virus it is like an eternal squatter. It never goes away. ...Read more

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Is it true that you can spread genital herpes even when you're not having an outbreak?

Is it true that you can spread genital herpes even when you're not having an outbreak?

YES!: Genital herpes can be spread at anytime, since not all individuals know when an outbreak will happen. Antiviral therapy and barrier contraceptive methods may help decrease the spread of the herpes virus. ...Read more

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How long do you think is a person with shingles contagious?

Shingles: A person with shingles is contagious only by direct contact. They are contagious for as long as they have a blister-type lesion. Once the blisters resolve or "crust over", they are no longer considered contagious. This process can take 1-2 weeks from onset of rash. ...Read more

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What does it mean if you deep kiss someone with no aids but have open sores?

What does it mean if you deep kiss someone with no aids but have open sores?

Open sores: Open mouth sores can have a number of causes, although remember that other infectious diseases can also be transferred more easily with open lesions. Not a bad idea to find out what caused the sores as conditions like herpes can be transferred with active or open lesions. ...Read more

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Does herpes whitlow shed when there is no blisters? I'm scared to shake people hand because I might have it and don't want to spread it

Does herpes whitlow shed when there is no blisters? I'm scared to shake people hand because I might have it and don't want to spread it

Herpes simplex: This virus will not infect other people by transmission through unbroken skin. If there is an ulcer on the finger then the virus can shed and be infective to others. The virus can be transmitted from an ulcer or infection on mucous membranes through apparently unbroken skin to the person being infected, but we do not know whether the skin did not have some micro breaks in the integument. ...Read more

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She has herpangina what can i do to prevent it from spreading and is it contagious if she kisses people?

She has herpangina what can i do to prevent it from spreading and is it contagious if she kisses people?

Herpangina: There is little you can do to prevent the spreading. She is contagious and mouth contact should be avoided. Hopefully by 5-7 days this should be resolving. All the best. ...Read more

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