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Shingles when are they most contagious/less contagiious

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Old 03-24-2007, 01:55 PM   #1
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Shingles when are they most contagious/less contagiious

When are the shingles most contagious and least the beginning i would think it would be most when you have the bout when it becomes scabbing a bit...does this mean it is at it's 'weakest' stage?

I use the acyclovir and take valtrex, and once I begin seeing the scabbing I stop the acyclovir and put neosporin to try and get the healing process to that the best way, or should i leave it dry?

This on top of dealing with the tell not tell is killing me I've been in a relationship for 3 months and its starting to get serious. I don't want to risk the loss because of this, so for now I just try to stay away during outbreaks...act sucks! Anyways, any help would be great...did i say this sucks!

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