What do shingles look like and are they contagious?
Posted 4 years ago in Health & Wellness by strangeduckling


Shingles usually presents as a painful, red unilateral breakout (rash) that turns into small water blisters. Once the blisters break, they crust and fall off of the victim. It is caused by the virus Herpes Zoster, a relic from the childhood disease Chicken Pox. If you have never had chicken pox or the vaccination against this childhood disease, avoid directly touching the outbreak.

What is Chickenpox

Chickenpox is a viral infection. It is highly contagious. It creates a widespread itchy rash. In some, the infection can also cause serious complications. The infection is more dangerous for adults and newborns. It is also a danger for people with suppressed immune systems.

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