How do you know your shingles are gone and no longer contagions?
- Diane ALv 73 weeks ago
Shingles themselves are not contagious--it is reactivation of herpes zoster-the chicken pox virus. You can ONLY give chicken pox from a shingles lesion to someone who comes into 1. contact with the blister fluid and 2, they have never had chicken pox or the vaccine. You can cover up the active rash and are fine. Once they scab over, they are generally not infective.Source(s): ER PA
- PippinLv 73 weeks ago
Shingles are only contagious if another person touches the weeping sores or blisters.
- yLv 73 weeks ago
Shingles are not contagious, The virus that can lead to shingles is. So I'm not quite sure what you are asking. I have, and I have no idea why. Seen multiple times where Chicken pox was being called shingles. No idea where and or why this tend started. While caused by the same virus, they are very different.