A 35-year-old member asked:
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does chicken pox in young children always cause shingles later as an adult?

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Dr. David Rosenfeld
26 years experience Pain Management
See below : Shingles is the reappearance of the chicken pox virus in adulthood after a period of stress or immunocompromise. You must have had chickenpox earlier in life to develop shingles.
Answered on Dec 11, 2014
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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Will not trigger it: The exposure to a child with chickenpox will not cause shingles to appear in an adult. If the adult never had chickenpox (rare) it could be passed to the adult as the generalized illness of chickenpox.Incubation period would be 10-21 days(ave 14).
Answered on Sep 28, 2016

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Dr. Mark Diamond
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See Below: Until they are totally scabbed over. Although keeping them covered helps.
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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Yes: Yes it can.

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