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How long is Shingles contagious.

By Anonymous August 7, 2017 - 2:18pm
 
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I am a hairdresser. I have a weekly client who told me this week she has Shingles on her neck. How long do I have to wait before I can consider her noncontagious?

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Hello Anon

Thank you for writing.

Shingles is only contagious in the blister phase. Once the blisters have gone, a person is no longer contagious. The contagion lies in any liquid in the blisters. If they are dry/crusty, a person is no longer contagious.
Best,
Susan

August 7, 2017 - 2:21pm
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Anonymous (reply to Susan Cody)

Thanks so much for the prompt response!

August 7, 2017 - 4:05pm
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