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can I get shingles from my son who has the chicken pox

A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jacobus (Dr. Cobus) Van Niekerk
Specializes in Aesthetic Medicine
Yes: People with Shingles can be contagious and if in contact with someone may infect them with the Varicella Zoster Virus and cause chickenpox.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Can call Dr. today: If there is no good medical reason to avoid the vaccine, and if the son has not had chicken pox disease, he can get the vaccine today to help prevent ... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
40 years experience Pediatrics
No: He should be protected from varicella after the vaccine.
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Balin
46 years experience Dermatology
Shingles: Your 14 month old can get chickenpox from his dad if his dad has shingles. If this is the case, contact your pediatrician to see if any preventive th ... Read More
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A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
19 years experience Pediatrics
Yes...: The key to preventing any transmission is LOTS of hand washing and avoid direct contact with the shingles lesions.
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sunnie Skiles
33 years experience Pediatrics
Chicken pox: You are contagious when you have shingles; you can give your child Chicken Pox if he has not received his vaccine for it. If he is over 16 months and ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Venkata Vallury
42 years experience Pediatrics
Shingles: how old is your son was he vaccinated against chicken pox if so he can still get modified chicken pox but for the most part if immunized it is likely ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Unlikely: The germ from a shingles patient is more restricted than with actual cpx. It is never in their saliva or from a cough, only through direct contact wit ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Chicken pox and shingles are due to the same virus (the zoster virus). If a child has no good immunity to the zoster virus (never caught chicken pox, ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Singer
50 years experience Pediatric Neurology
Get shingles: When a child has chickenpox the virus remains inactive in the body forever. Under some circumstances, it may be reactivated, such as compromised imm ... Read More

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