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Is shinge catchabe

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I have a friend that has the shingles. I want to know if i can catch them.

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Doctor: Dr.Saleem, Doctor replied 27 days ago
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Doctor: Dr.Saleem, Doctor replied 27 days ago

Well the virus is spread through direct contact with fluid from the rash blisters caused by shingles.

A person with active shingles can spread the virus when the rash is in the blister-phase. A person is not infectious before the blisters appear. Once the rash has developed crusts, the person is no longer infectious.

Shingles is less contagious than chickenpox and the risk of a person with shingles spreading the virus is low if the rash is covered.

So if you were not exposed to the rash or the rash had already crusted then you are pretty safe.

Hope it answers your query.

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Doctor: Dr.Saleem, Doctor replied 24 days ago

Hello , i hope you are great .

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Stay blessed.

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