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May 11, 2016 ... Shingles is a contagious condition related to chickenpox that usually occurs in older adults. See what causes it and how you can avoid getting ...


Feb 23, 2017 ... Many people with shingles wonder if they are contagious. The Varicella zoster virus, which is responsible for chickenpox and shingles, can be ...


Jul 22, 2016 ... Shingles is a contagious viral infection that causes symptoms and signs such ... how long shingles is contagious, and how shingles is transmitted.


Sep 17, 2014 ... A person with active shingles can spread the virus when the rash is in the ... Shingles is less contagious than chickenpox and the risk of a ...


Jul 22, 2016 ... How long is shingles contagious? Can shingles be spread by touch or by saliva? When should people seek medical care for shingles?


Apr 15, 2016 ... What Medications Treat Shingles? Is Follow-up Needed After Treatment of Shingles? Is Shingles Contagious? How Long Does Shingles Last?


Are there any long-term effects from shingles? Very rarely, shingles ... Once the rash has developed crusts, the person is no longer contagious. A person cannot  ...


Sep 13, 2016 ... The virus that brings the painful rash and aches of shingles is the same one that causes chickenpox. ... Is It Contagious? ... a physical trauma; Take long-term steroids or other medicines that can weaken your immune system.


Shingles is caused by the varicella-zoster virus — the same virus that causes ... Until your shingles blisters scab over, you are contagious and should avoid ...