Someone can't catch shingles from you, but if they have never had chicken pox they could catch that from you. Shingles are a form of herpes virus from chicken pox. You may not want to be touching people while you have shingles.
Yes, when you have shingles you have the potential to shed the varicella virus, and give chicken pox to anybody who has never had chicken pox before. You could also potentially set off a shingles outbreak in somebody else.
Yes, you are contagious during the time when you have a fever. Avoid contact with small children and other at-risk populations such as the elderly or those with immune-reducing disorders. Also, get lots of rest and take the medication prescribed to you by your doctor until the entire bottle is gone.
Yes! This is one of the most contagious dermatological conditions. It is painful combination of a viral strand of chickenpox and herpes. It presents itself in the form of a rash that is easily spread from one person to another. This is very dangerous to young kids an the elderly.