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Shingles is contagious and can be spread from an affected person to babies, children, or adults who have not had chickenpox. But instead of...
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Since I don't know the location or details of your shingles, or your immune state, I can only offer some general suggestions if you are treating...
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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...
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Shingles can occur in many areas of the body. If the outbreak is on his chest, back, abdomen, etc., where it can be easily covered by clothing, the...
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Can you go swimming with shingles! 
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Yes. Because shingles can recur, the shingles vaccine may give protection from having shingles again.
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It's my understanding that if you have not had chicken pox, and are exposed to shingles, you can actually catch chicken pox - since they both...
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Shingles follows a nerve pathway....on the SKIN. Shingles can certainly be on your chest and cause a considerable amount of chest pain with coughing...
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Shingles is very painful.  Touching it or not.  You will still have pain. ...
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The FDA ruled that people age 50 and older can now get Merck's Zostavax shingles vaccine.
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Your doctor knows your health the best and whether there is anything about your health that would make the shingles vaccine a problem. However, there...
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Without seeing your "bumps", I cannot be sure you have shingles either. Shingles is typically not in the middle of the back, but rather...
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Search "Internal Shingles" on Google. Or here's a link: http://www.livestrong.com/article/27808-signs-symptoms-internal-shingles/
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Unfortunately, the shingles shot is not 100% effective, so there is a chance you can still get it. Before relying on a self-diagnosis, see your...