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Does shingles always have open weeping lesions?

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Not at all, but it can. Early disgnosis and treatment can prevent serious sores.

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Can you get chickenpox from someone with shingles?

Yes. A person with shingles with open moist lesions is infectious to those without prior chickenpox vaccine or infection. A person with shingles can only spread the virus through direct contact with the lesions; being in the same room with the person with shingles, sharing food, or other contact won't transfer the virus unless there is direct skin-to-skin contact with the lesions. Unlike chickenpox, shingles is not transmitted by coughing or sneezing. As long as the shingles lesions can be covered, someone with shingles can continue all work and family activities without worrying about giving the infection to someone else.If the shingles lesions are crusted up and dried out, then the infection is past the stage when it is contagious.Shingles can only cause chickenpox if two things are true:You have direct contact with wet shingles lesions;You have not been vaccinated against or had chickenpox.

When are shingles contagious?

When the blisters are open, with weeping, they are contagious, just like the chicken pox. It is extremely important to stay away from elderly people, infants and small children, pregnant women, and anyone who has never had the chicken pox while the shingles are in their contagious stage. Once the shingles have scabbed over, you are less likely to pass it on.

Can you take a bath if you have shingles herpes zoster?

Yes. It may sting and be sensitive to heat but as long as you teat the lesions like any other open lesion and keep it clean with soap and water there should not be a problem.

You have one small bump by your vagina it looks like a skin tag and you have also had discharge today could it be herpes?

Is the bump broken or open? Herpes doesn't usually cause vaginal discharge unless you have the lesions internally and they are open and weeping fluid. I would check with your doctor.

How does shingles get transmitted?

A person with shingles can pass the shingles virus to another person who has never before had chickenpox. The infected person will develop chickenpox and not shingles though. The transmission can occur through contact with the open sores of the shingles rash.

What is a weeping rash?

The sores are open, wet, and "weep".

Can you get chickenpox if you never had them but had shingles?

The ONLY way to have had shingles is to have had chicken pox before. Chicken pox typically affects children. The case could be mild, moderate, or severe. The body is exposed to the virus, and successfully develops antibodies to that virus. That person can never get chicken pox again.But, later in life, often after age 50, a person who previously had chicken pox can then develop shingles. The virus of shingles is contagious during the time that the sores are open and weeping-- just like in chicken pox. So a person who has shingles currently with open sores can infect a child who has never had chicken pox but typically only with direct contact with the fluid coming from the sores. But a child who previously had chicken pox is typically protected and will not "re-get" chicken pox from an adult with shingles.An adult who never, ever had chicken pox as a child who comes in contact with a child who has chicken pox will then be exposed and at risk to develop chicken pox.An adult who never, ever had chicken pox as a child who comes in contact with an adult who has shingles, and is exposed to the fluid from the sores, will develop chicken pox--- not shingles.Once any person -- adult or child-- has had chicken pox and the sores dry, crust, and disappear, they then "carry" the virus but cannot infect anyone because the open, weeping sores are gone.Once any person -- adult or child-- has had chicken pox and the sores dry, crust, and disappear, they then "carry" the virus and are then at risk to develop shingles at any time, usually after age 50. The person would not "re-get" chicken pox.

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How are shingles contagious?

There are certain times that shingles are contagious to other people, only if they have not been exposed to the virus. A person with a shingles rash can pass the virus to someone, usually a child, who has never had chickenpox, but the child will develop chickenpox, not shingles. The child must come into direct contact with the open sores of the shingles rash. More information can be found at

Someone at work has shingles can you take it home to your baby?

Shingles is only contagious is if you've never had chickenpox. Close, personal contact with open blisters passes the shingles virus, known as the varicella-zoster virus, from one person to another.

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Can you get the chickenpox from someone who has shingles?

A child who never had chicken pox can be infected with chicken pox from an adult (usually over the age of 50 years) who develops shingles. Contact with the fluid from mucous membranes (coughing, sneezing) or from contact with the fluid that oozes out of the open sores carries the virus. A child who has had chicken pox before cannot get chicken pox from an adult with shingles, nor can the child get shingles (because shingles appears later in life). An adult who has shingles cannot give shingles to another adult--- the 2nd adult would get chicken pox first IF that adult never had chicken pox as a child.

Do you have shingles?

If you have had chicken pox, there is a chance you will get shingles. You can get this after many years. The virus remains latent (quiet) in the nerve cells and when reactivated travels down the nerves and cause blisters on the skin. The blisters are almost always in one area. The shingles occur when someones' immune system is not working as well as it once did. So older people can get it. It is one of the herpes viruses and can be transmitted to others when the blisters are open. If the person has been vaccinated for chicken pox they can not get it through contact with these blisters.

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Does vaseline help shingles?

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