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What should I know about using sunscreen if I have shingles?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Shingles usually causes a painful blistering rash, so you need to take extra care with sun exposure. Heat or sun exposure may aggravate the rash, so you may want to stay out of the sun and try cool compresses to give you some relief. Your doctor or dermatologist can guide you on how to use sunscreen if you have shingles.

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