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Shingles aren't spread, they come from the virus that cause chicken pox. If you have ever had chicken pox then you are able to have shingles. Especially if you have a weak immune system. A person with shingles coming in contact with a person that doesn't have shingle can't give the person without shingles, shingles. They can however, cause then to get chicken pox.

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Can you spread shingles to other parts of your body?

Shingles is caused by the same virus that causes chickenpox. It results in a painful rash on the skin. No, you cannot spread shingles to other parts of your body.

Can you spread shingles if you touch inanimate objects?

You can't catch shingles. Shingles is caused by the organism that gave you chickenpox as a child.

Is shingles or chickenpox airborne?

Chickenpox can be spread through airborne transmission, but shingles cannot. Both can be spread by skin-to-skin contact with the blisters or sores.

Can trauma spread shingles to other parts of the body example if you have shingles on your forehead and you got bumped on the site where the shingles occured could they spread to brain eyes or sinuses?

It's not unusual for shingles on the forehead to affect the eyes. The virus spreads through the nerves.

Can shingles be spread through skin contact?

yes it can

Can I take a shower if I have shingles will it spread?

Shingles are not contagious. Therefore, taking a shower will not risk spreading the shingles. You can shower just like you normally would.

Can you get chickenpox from someone with shingles if you do not touch a lesion?

No, you can't get chickenpox from someone with shingles if you don't touch a lesion. While chickenpox can be spread by close contact through respiratory droplets, shingles is only spread by skin-to-skin contact.

When was the most recent shingles outbreak?

The last Shingles outbreak spread all over Europe it was about 15 yrs ago

Can you get chickenpox from eating food cooked by someone with shingles?

No, in shingles the virus is spread only via skin-to-skin contact.

Can you get chickenpox from sharing a spoon with someone who has shingles?

Shingles isn't spread by saliva, but by contact with wet sores or blisters due to shingles. You're not likely to get it from sharing a spoon unless the person had shingles on their hands or lips.

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