Hi.. All

I'm 1 yr post renal transplant now i have got shingles ie. Herpes zoster I'm on acivir 800mg but i want to know am i contagious to others as its just one painful rash approx one inch. And is it treatable when on immunosuppressive drugs? Pls do reply.

Thanks in advance.

 

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  • As long as you have open, active lesions, you are contagious to babies who have not yet been vaccinated for chicken pox.  It's good that you're on an anti-viral early.  If you keep the lesions covered, you won't be so likely to accidentally infect someone.  If it starts looking funky, please see your doctor.  My husband got a secondary MRSA infection in his shingles lesions and he is not immune-suppressed.

    • Hey Anna... Thanks for your response. I'm grateful that my lesion has subsided and i hope gradually it vanishes . 

       

  • https://www.healthline.com/health/shingles-contagious

    Is Shingles Contagious?
    How contagious is shingles? Shingles is a non-contagious condition related to chickenpox. It occurs mostly in older adults and those who have not had…
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