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    Is it okay to have sex if I have shingles?

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    That might depend on where the lesions are. Generally speaking, shingles are not contagious. However, it is best to avoid touching another person with the lesions until they've healed over.

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    You should probably refrain from having sex if you are having an outbreak. It is just not worth it.  And I have found that using a penis health creme can really help with the itchiness and the dry skin. It obviously won't cure shingles, but it helps with some of the symptoms. You might want to check these cremes out. Hope this helps and good luck. 

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