Shingles cannot be passed from one person to another, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. However, the virus that causes shingles, varicella zoster, can be spread from a person with an active shi... More »

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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 »

eMedicineHealth notes that shingles cannot be transmitted to others, but it can cause chicken pox in susceptible individuals. Individuals with shingles are contagious until the blisters all crust over. More »

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Shingles cannot be transmitted from one person to another, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. However, a person who has active shingles can spread the varicella zoster virus to another person wh... 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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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 »

Calamine lotion or cream may be used to relieve the itching associated with shingles, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Colloidal oatmeal baths and wet compresses may also help. Pain medication... More »

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