Other than vaccines, how can herpes zoster (shingles) be prevented?

Updated: Jan 25, 2019
  • Author: Camila K Janniger, MD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Other methods of prevention of initial infection include contact and respiratory isolation of infected patients until full crusting of lesions is achieved, as well as postexposure prophylaxis with VZIG in select populations.


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