Shingles: Am I still contagious?
August 6, 2012 9:38 PM Subscribe
How long is Shingles contagious? If you had shingles: how long did it take before the marks were totally gone?
posted by 2oh1 to health & fitness (12 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Lucky me, I had Shingles last month. Actually, I had it from the later half of June into early July. It was a horrible experience, but really, my case was so mild that I shouldn't complain. My doctor prescribed medicine which I took 5 times a day for 7 days. The pain went away and the marks are fading away too. In fact, they're almost gone (but not quite) Yuck. I know, right? Luckily, I only had a few. Like I said, I got lucky and only had a very mild case.
#1: How long before I am no longer contagious? I'm probably being overly cautious.
#2: If you had shingles: how long did it take before the marks were totally gone?