Information about shingles

Patient

Q: Are shingles contagious I have been diagnosed and on medication for shingles. Am I contagious

Symptoms:  No
Doctor

A:   Hello. Thanks for your query on ATD.

Yes, shingles can be contagious especially in persons who have not been vaccinated against chicken pox or in persons who never had chicken pox. The person in contact may develop chickenpox.

Take care & Get well soon.

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