I am checking on a lady that has shingles everyday.She is 79,Shingles is much worse on the elderly.She saw the doctor yesterday for the third time. Hers started as blisters,on the side of her face,neck,breast and back.She wore a necklace for med alert.Now she has a secondary infection on her neck where the necklace rubbed her neck. The doctor it ie only contagious to those that touch the blisters while they are oozing. I always wear gloves. I got to go for now.Be careful when around her but doc said it is not an airborn disease.