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Is it safe to share a shower with someone who has shingles?
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
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In brief: Depends on immunity
Herpes zoster is the chicken pox virus, so a person with zoster can touch any normal person (not immunocompromised, not on prednisone, not a baby) who has immunity to the virus from a past vaccination or a past case of chicken pox or zoster. Otherwise, the zoster patient can wait until all his rash is fully healed (although he is probably not contagious once his scabs are all dry and healing).

In brief: Depends on immunity
Herpes zoster is the chicken pox virus, so a person with zoster can touch any normal person (not immunocompromised, not on prednisone, not a baby) who has immunity to the virus from a past vaccination or a past case of chicken pox or zoster. Otherwise, the zoster patient can wait until all his rash is fully healed (although he is probably not contagious once his scabs are all dry and healing).
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Dr. William Nall
Sports Medicine
In brief: Maybe
If you have had chickenpox or have been vaccinated against chicken pox and your immune system is in good shape then shower away.

In brief: Maybe
If you have had chickenpox or have been vaccinated against chicken pox and your immune system is in good shape then shower away.
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