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spot near my ear that my doctor says is shingles

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I have a spot near my ear that my doctor says is shingles. I caught it immediatley and went on Valtrax yesterday. I have had five doses. There has been no pus, it seems to be hardening already. Can I return to work Monday?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  DoogleNK replied 7 years ago.
Shingles is contagious till the blisters/sores/spots have crusted. If that has happened already, you can return to work Monday. Do take a look at these pictures that show appearance of a sore and its crusting. The safest way to return to work without risking your coworkers safety is to have the spot rechecked by a physician before returning to work.
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