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I have shingles on my scalp is it safe to wash my head in the shower or will it spread down my body when I rinse off

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Shingles is a virus inside your body, it is a recurrence of Chicken Pox, when ones immune system is down enough to allow it. Although it is unpredictable & not everyone gets it? I doubt washing will spread it, if that is what it is, sounds unusual that it is on your forehead? But I am NOT a Dr either... Assume you saw Doctor, if not you should

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It's on the back of my scalp above the ear and above the neck the doc gave me meds for it I guess I'm just nervous about it
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Stress doesn't help either! It just has to "run it's course" good you went to Doctor, take the Medication as prescribed, & eat healthy as you can.
To my knowledge no reason not to wash & do everything as normal, to the point it is possible. Nowadays most people who didn't have Chickenpox, are Vaccinated against it. So no worry there either!
Good Luck & hope it passes soon!
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pretty sure that's not how shingles spreads

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Are you sure that's shingles?

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That's what the doc said
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