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What should I know about using sunscreen if I have herpes zoster?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Dermatologists strongly recommend that people with herpes zoster (otherwise known as shingles) get good treatment to prevent complications from the virus that causes this condition. When you meet with your doctor, he or she will likely have specific recommendations for how to care for your skin, including the best way to use sunscreen to protect your skin from the sun while minimizing irritation to your rash.

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