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According for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, shingles is not contagious, but the virus that causes shingles can be spread through skin-to-skin contact if a rash is present. An individual may develop chic... More »

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Shingles are not infectious before the fluid-filled blisters appear or after the blisters crust over. The shingles virus is only contagious when an infected person is in the active blister phase, according to the Centers... More »

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Shingles isn?t transmitted through airborne particles, but it is spread through direct contact with fluid from the infectious rash, according to MedicineNet. However, shingles only occurs in individuals who previously co... More »

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While most people only experience one episode of shingles, it is possible for the virus to recur, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Around half of all shingles patients are adults 60 years of a... More »

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The most common health issue that occurs following shingles is post-herpetic neuralgia, a condition characterized by severe pain in the areas where the shingles rash was located, according to the Centers for Disease Cont... More »

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The herpes zoster vaccine helps prevent patients from contracting shingles, a painful rash caused by the same virus as chickenpox, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Individuals who contracted c... More »

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Herpes zoster, or shingles, is treated with antiviral drugs, including acyclovir, valacyclovir and famciclovir, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. They lessen pain and shorten the duration of th... More »

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