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Are shingles contagious at all times?
4 doctors weighed in

Dr. John Weeks
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
The fluid inside the blisters of shingles contains the varicella/zoster virus.
Anyone who lacks immunity to chicken pox (varicella) could become infected if they have contact with the skin lesions of someone with shingles. Once the skin has healed there should be no risk of spreading infection.

In brief: Yes
The fluid inside the blisters of shingles contains the varicella/zoster virus.
Anyone who lacks immunity to chicken pox (varicella) could become infected if they have contact with the skin lesions of someone with shingles. Once the skin has healed there should be no risk of spreading infection.
Dr. John Weeks
Dr. John Weeks
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Dr. Michael Tomeo
Dermatology
In brief: Yes
Especially to those never who had chicken pox.

In brief: Yes
Especially to those never who had chicken pox.
Dr. Michael Tomeo
Dr. Michael Tomeo
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