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Is it contagious?

By Anonymous October 27, 2018 - 6:58pm
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Hello, Anon! Thank you for your question.

Shingles is a viral infection caused by the varicella-zoster virus. Shingles usually cause a single strip or patch of painful blisters that wrap around either the left or right side of a persons torso or extremities, although it may occur on the face. The blisters usually break open and ooze fluid. This may last about five to seven days. The pain in the area of the rash can be intense as the nerve is irritated. The individual is contagious and can spread the virus when blisters are forming and until all of the blisters have crusted over.


October 28, 2018 - 5:22am
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