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Are shingles contagious if you've had chicken pox before?

Are shingles contagious if you've had chicken pox before?

Confusing question: You cannot catch shingles from an affected person but if susceptible, you could get chickenpox. If you have had Cpx before you will not be at risk from this person. Shingled differs from Cpx in being less contagious.The germ will not be in their saliva or a cough, just in the debris from the sores. ...Read more

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Shingles Vaccine (Definition)

The shingles vaccine protects your body from reactivation of a virus — the chickenpox (varicella-zoster) virus — that most people are exposed to during childhood. When you recover from chickenpox, the virus stays latent in your body. For unknown reasons, though, the latent virus sometimes gets reactivated years later, causing shingles. The shingles ...Read more


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Are you contagious after the nasal flu vaccine?

Are you contagious after the nasal flu vaccine?

LiveAttenuatedVaccin: Nasal Flu Vaccine is a live attenuated vaccine and is not contagious for healthy people.No serious illness has been reported among the contacts, Only contact with severely weakened immune system and in protective envoirenment like after stem cell transplant,on chemotherapy,pre term infants be avoided ...Read more

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Are you contagious after getting a flu shot if you present symptoms?

Are you contagious after getting a flu shot if you present symptoms?

Not from flu shot: If you get the flu shot, you are getting a dead flu virus. You cannot get the flu from the shot. Thus you are not contagious. People can have reactions to the flu shot that they mistake for getting the flu. These reactions are also not contagious. The symptoms could also be from a totally different virus that is just a coincidence in timing - this could be contagious. ...Read more

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Does the chicken pox vaccine stop you from getting shingles too?

Does the chicken pox vaccine stop you from getting shingles too?

Stop no but: Does decrease the incidence
http://www.nfid.org/publications/factsheets/varicellaadult.pdf

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Can chicken pox make you sick after being vaccinated?

Can chicken pox make you sick after being vaccinated?

Yes: The vaccine is thought totally protective for 85% of kids after 1 dose & >95% after two. Some vaccinated kids get a mild case of it (5-20 spots ) while the average wild case= 200+spots. The vaccine has cut the death rate dramatically and reduced hospitalizations due to complications. ...Read more

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What happens if you develop natural immunity to chicken pox can you still catch shingles?

What happens if you develop natural immunity to chicken pox can you still catch shingles?

Confusing question: Natural immunity to chickenpox only occurs when you have had the wild chickenpox. Artificial immunity occurs when you have had the vaccine. In either situation, residual virus (wild or vaccine) hibernates in nerve roots in the individual. If that persons virus re-activates, they get shingles. It can happen. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to get shingles or chicken pox if you haven't had the chicken pox, but have had the varicella vaccine?

Is it possible for you to get shingles or chicken pox if you haven't had the chicken pox, but have had the varicella vaccine?

Maybe: You may have had a mild form of the chicken pox when you were little and you don't even know it. You can have your titers checked and and if they are truly negative you can get the vaccination since getting chicken pox as an adult can be serious. The shingles vaccine is only about 50 percent effective so it is still possible to get shingles even if you have had the vaccine. If you do the case is u. ...Read more

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Are you contagious during incubation prriod of mono?

Are you contagious during incubation prriod of mono?

Complicated: Probably not infectious during the 4-7 week of incubation of the virus in your system because you are in the process of becoming infected with the virus. It has not yet taken hold of your system . After that, it can surface with symptoms or no symptoms at all and you can pass it on to others in your saliva. ...Read more

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Can children still catch chicken pox after they have been vaccinated?

Can children still catch chicken pox after they have been vaccinated?

Yes: Vaccines have decreased illness rates dramatically, but there are some people who don't respond to vaccines and are still susceptible. This is why multiple doses of each vaccine are needed (ie boosters). It is also a reason that a large percentage of the population needs to be immunized to make a dent in the transmission of a disease. Herd immunity protects if the immunizations aren't effective. ...Read more

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Can you catch chicken pox from someone who recently received vaccine? Specifically if you are pregnant or newborn

Yes,but: It is rare but possible for someone to pass the weakened vaccine virus & that can produce a minimal rash producing illness similar to wild chickenpox. It won't pass to those that are immune or newborns of mothers who had chickenpox (who provide transient immunity to baby through the placenta during pregnancy). ...Read more

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If you have vaccine MMR are you safe from measles if pregnant?

If you have vaccine MMR are you safe from measles if pregnant?

Yes: If you are up to date with the MMR protection afforded by a vaccine it will prevent the conditions during pregnancy.Some ob's routinely test for antibodies to see if a vaccine years ago has provided you good protection.If yours were to show some weakened protection it could be given again as long as you did not plan to get pregnant for 30 days or more. ...Read more

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How long after having the flu are you not contagious?

How long after having the flu are you not contagious?

A few days: People with influenza generallly are no longer contagious after fever and systemic symptoms (muscle aching, headache, etc) are gone. It usually takes 5-7 days after onset of the first symptoms. It may take longer for cough, sniffles, etc to clear up. ...Read more

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I'm just wondering, if you develop natural immunity to chicken pox can you still catch shingles?

I'm just wondering, if you develop natural immunity to chicken pox can you still catch shingles?

Shingles: If you have ever had even a mild case of chickenpox, the virus that causes it remains in your body forever. It can be reactivated due to changes in your immune system function, stress, illness or another exposure to chickenpox. ...Read more

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Are you allowed the flu shot or the swine flu vaccine even though you are pregnant?

Are you allowed the flu shot or the swine flu vaccine even though you are pregnant?

Yes: The inactivated (not the nasal) vaccine can be lifesaving for the mother. It has no bad effects on the baby. ...Read more

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When before someone is diagnosed with shingles are they contagious?

See details: They are contagious as long as one has active skin lesions. The skin lesions usually appear within 3 or 4 days of the initial burning sensation. ...Read more

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Vaccinations (Definition)

Latin word for cow, vacca, because of the smallpox/cowpox work of edward jenner, vaccination is the administration of a substance, live organism or otherwise, that stimulates the immune response to prevent a specific disease. Primarily a preventative procedure, some vaccines can ...Read more


Dr. Mark Diamond
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Immunization (Definition)

The body is artificially exposed to a dead or weakened organism of a type able to cause disease. The body fights the organism and learns to protect itself, so disease will not develop if exposed to ...Read more