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You can shower if you have shingles?
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Showering when a person has shingles is the same as normal showering .
. . Except that one must be gentle and not scratch the skin lesions and scabs with his fingernails. Allowing the scabs to heal and come off the scalp by themselves is the best thing to do. The doctor can prescribe medications to relieve pain and unusual skin sensations, plus help prevent new shingles lesions.

In brief: Yes
Showering when a person has shingles is the same as normal showering .
. . Except that one must be gentle and not scratch the skin lesions and scabs with his fingernails. Allowing the scabs to heal and come off the scalp by themselves is the best thing to do. The doctor can prescribe medications to relieve pain and unusual skin sensations, plus help prevent new shingles lesions.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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Dr. Jeffrey Fromowitz
Dermatology
In brief: Yes
It is ok to shower if you have shingles.

In brief: Yes
It is ok to shower if you have shingles.
Dr. Jeffrey Fromowitz
Dr. Jeffrey Fromowitz
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