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How Do You Treat Shingles? How Contageous Is Shingles?

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Posted on Sun, 31 Jan 2021
Question: How do you treat shingles? How contageous is shingles?
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Answered by Dr. Olgeta Xhufka (3 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Can't be contagious.

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear, welcome to Ask a doctor's service.
I read your query and here is my advice.

To treat shingles you may need to use antivirals such acyclovir, valacyclovir etc.
Also you can use pain medications (ibuprofen) for pain, creams with lidocaine etc .
Shingles is not contagious and you can't transmit it to others.

Hope I have answered the question.
Let me know if I can assist you further.
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Dr. Olgeta Xhufka

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How Do You Treat Shingles? How Contageous Is Shingles?

Brief Answer: Can't be contagious. Detailed Answer: Hello dear, welcome to Ask a doctor's service. I read your query and here is my advice. To treat shingles you may need to use antivirals such acyclovir, valacyclovir etc. Also you can use pain medications (ibuprofen) for pain, creams with lidocaine etc . Shingles is not contagious and you can't transmit it to others. Hope I have answered the question. Let me know if I can assist you further.