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Exposure to people if I have shingles

Patient: I started on Acyclovir Saturday for small patch of Shingles….how soon can I be around people?

 

 

Doctor: Hello thanks for your health query on ATD.As you are having shingles you are infectiousThe persons more prone to getting infected are1. Those who never had chicken pox2. Those who are not immunized against chicken pox.Young children’s ate more prone than adultsHope you got me.

 


 

 
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Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Manitoba. He currently operates a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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