Is Shingles Contagious?

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Ive had shingles,(diagnosed) and Im breaking out many many times. Is there a better treatment???  I was told once by an internest that I could have some type of IV treatment to get rid of them. Have you ever heard of this??
I am sorry, I have not heard about this treatment. But I  know a fact the virus cause shingles hided in the body since the day you are infected and never get out.  it only breaks out when your immune system is weak. people with normal immunity don't have shingles all the time, you should sorry about your immune system.
I'm so sorry to hear this. I too have suffered on several occasions with facial shingles.I also initially suffered with post herpetic neuralgia that hurt from my right tear duct to my chin where the break out occurs. I have a poor immune system and used to stay stressed which didn't help. One of the doctors I worked with suggested I start taking Valtrex 1 Gm everyday.This has helped tremendously. Now if I get shingles I don't have it as bad.Usually if I have an episode I have to take Valtrex 1 Gm three times a day for 7 days. Zovirax 15g cream to apply to the rash helps calm the burning, itching and pain from the rash.
how long is shingles contagious
In 1 to 3 days, the skin of the affected area appears papules with large mung bean size and tension, and vesicles are distributed along the nerves, clustered and arranged in strips. The person suffering from this disease is mainly characterized by fatigue and weakness, loss of appetite, mild fever, and soon the affected area feels hot with pain or itching. Some cases can be painless, but itchy, or only erythema without obvious herpes; severe pain is obvious, sitting restless, after a few days from clear and transparent blisters into turbid pustules, some can be broken to form erosion. Older patients often experience severe pain, which affects sleep. If the treatment is not timely or inappropriate, the pain remains after the skin lesions subsided. The sequela of herpes zoster is repeated neuropathic pain. The main feature of postherpetic neuralgia is severe and intractable pain. After the recovery of herpes zoster lesions, the pain persists.
The virus spreads through directly contact of the rash blisters, as long as the rash goes away, it's okay.
Is shingles contagious?
I have shingles and it painful yet seems harder to deal with even as i take dications as acyclovir and gabapatin now its seems to be vetting to face ictchinv what can i do ?
What does ictchinv mean? If you have a bad pain, you can apply some painkillers.
My husband and I have been having all the symptoms of shingles but not the hospital nor the doctor caught this. We were told scabies bed bugs and whatever else they can name but nobody mentioned shingles and we've been dealing with this for months? How can it go so unnoticed and misdiagnosed like that? It does resemble quite a bit of the other ones.
Shingles and bug bites are quite different, however your doctor can take a tissue scraping and test in lab to confirm.
Is shingles contages
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 chickenpox after physical contact with a person affected by the shingles rash.
Are shingles contagious?
Quote James Ward: "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 chickenpox after physical contact with a person affected by the shingles rash."
Avoid contacting the blisters then you should be fine.
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