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Is it ok to travel with shingles?
5 doctors weighed in

Dr. Sarah Kohl
Travel Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: Yes, but cover up
Shingles is re-activated chicken pox.
Unlike chicken pox, it is only spread through direct contact. Keep your rash covered with bandages and clothing to avoid spreading it to others. It is often painful, discuss pain medication and your travel plans with your doctor. Now you can prevent shingles with a vaccine.

In brief: Yes, but cover up
Shingles is re-activated chicken pox.
Unlike chicken pox, it is only spread through direct contact. Keep your rash covered with bandages and clothing to avoid spreading it to others. It is often painful, discuss pain medication and your travel plans with your doctor. Now you can prevent shingles with a vaccine.
Dr. Sarah Kohl
Dr. Sarah Kohl
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Dr. Bahman Omrani
Pain Management
In brief: With precautions
If the vesicular lesions (small blisters) have dried, it is no longer contagious.
If they are still wet but located in an unexposed area of skin, it should be fine. If still active, covering it and meticulous hand washing should prevent it from getting passed on. Especially watch for the immune compromised and infants less than a year old.

In brief: With precautions
If the vesicular lesions (small blisters) have dried, it is no longer contagious.
If they are still wet but located in an unexposed area of skin, it should be fine. If still active, covering it and meticulous hand washing should prevent it from getting passed on. Especially watch for the immune compromised and infants less than a year old.
Dr. Bahman Omrani
Dr. Bahman Omrani
Thank
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