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When Is Someone With Shingles 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
If someone has herpes but is not having herpes outbreak. Is it unlikely to catch it off them at that time?
I would like to know how long someone sick with the flu can spread it to others. When is that person 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
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
Is hpv-gential warts contagious if you smoke after that person who has it? Or is it just contagious if you have sexual intercourse?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Friend argues that because she never gave it to anyone else before, shes not contagious. But isn't herpes contagious no matter what?
When is a cold sore lesion no longer contagious? I know herpes can be transmitted regardless, but want to know when an actual cold sore is ok.
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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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