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Can You Catch Shingles From Someone With Chicken Pox
Unlikely an issue: A properly vaccinated kid would have about a 5 % risk of ever getting varicella.Ophthalmic shingles is only contagious through the debris from the lesions, not though droplets like regular chickenpox. If the vaccinated child did not have direct contact with the lesions or debris there would be no risk of infection. ...Read more
Caused by the varicella-zoster virus, chicken pox results in a blister rash that starts on the stomach, back, and face and spreads throughout the entire body. These small itchy blisters eventually scab over. Associated symptoms include itching, fatigue, malaise, and a fever. The most effective method to prevent spreading of the varicella virus is ...Read more
Shingles: No. Lots of misinformation about shingles and chickenpox. Shingles is just a reactivation of the chickenpox virus. You can catch chicken pox from someone with shingles if you are not immune to the chicken pox, but not vice versa. Nowadays, most infants are vaccinated at 12 months. Adults can receive a booster (shingles vaccine) later in life. ...Read more
Yes.: Shingles lesions contain active chicken pox virus, so a child can catch chicken pox if they have direct physical contact with the rash. It does not transmit through the air. If a child has had both recommended doses of chicken pox vaccine, generally given at age 1 and 4, they're likely to be immune. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fomite transfer: Shingles may be the same virus but the ability to transfer to others is a bit different. Kids with chickenpox have the virus in their oral secretions at least a day before they break out & their viral load is heavy & transmission easy. With shingles you do not have virus in your secretions, only from any weeping lesions on your skin. Covering the area & close attention to hygiene can reduce the cha. ...Read more
From anyone: If you haven't had chickenpox (varicella) or the vaccine you can get it from anyone. Pregnant moms-to-be who have had chickenpox will transfer passive immune protection to their fetuses before birth. This protection lasts about 6 months. Moms having chickenpox in the final week of pregnancy may pass the virus to their newborn infants. Neonatal chickenpox is very serious and dangerous. ...Read more
Can someone catch she shingles virus from someon else if theyve had chicken pox before or can they only contract it on their own?
No: Shingles and chicken pox are the same virus. Shingles is a reactivation of the chicken pox. If you have had chicken pox, you are at risk from developing shingles from a reactivation of your own previous chicken pox infection. You will not get shingles from being exposed to a person with shingles. ...Read more
Will chicken pox spread from a person who had chicken pox and if he is staying with a person who is having chicken pox to a person who haven't got .
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Shingles: N/Virus: Y: Shingles cannot be passed from one person to another. However, the virus that causes shingles, the varicella zoster virus, can be spread from a person with active shingles to a person who has never had chickenpox. The varicella zoster virus is spread through direct contact with fluid from the rash blisters. http://www.cdc.gov/shingles/about/transmission.html. ...Read more
Rare: If you develop a rash after vaccination with Zostavax (Zoster Vaccine Live) it is best to cover the rash until the lesions have crusted over. The same virus causes shingles and chickenpox (Varicella Zoster). Zostavax contains weakened chickenpox virus. It would be possible (but rare) to infect someone who has never had chickenpox and who has a weak immune system. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Shingles (Herpes Zoster) (Definition)
A painful blistering skin rash caused by the chickenpox virus (varicella zoster), occurring in people who have had chicken pox some time in their past. ...Read more
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