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Is Shingles Contagious To Pregnant Women
If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more
Have pityriasis rosea. Am i contagious? Can i give it to kids/pregnant women? Do I have HPV if i got this? Is it connected?
No X 3: Once the rash of pr has emerged the contagious period of whatever caused it has passed. It has no known link to hpv. Some suspect human herpes virus strains 6 and 7 (not herpes)as a potential cause but data to confirm this is limited. It is a self limited condition that will fade without treatment over weeks to months. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Varicella: Shingles is Varicella zoster (chicken pox). Fluid filled blisters that rupture would be potentially infective to those who have never had chicken pox. Pregnant women regardless of past infection or not are extremely vulnerable in regards to the fetus. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Very, sort of.: When a person has chicken pox they never completely get rid of the virus. It hides in nerve cells. As immunity falls over time the virus can reactivate, travel to the skin and causes shingles. If you have never had, or been vaccinated for, chicken pox you could catch chicken pox from someone with shingles. Shingles exposure is also dangerous for pregnant women and the immune suppressed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
85 year old relative has had shingles for a month, should pregnant person, only 10 weeks, stay away?
"no question unanswered"; i asked a question last year about shingles. Still no answer to this day. I work with the public and was told i was contagious because i was breathing shingle spores every time i exhaled. It was pretty important and i needed an
Not really.: But the weakened vaccine virus is only possibly dangerous to newborns (under 1 month age) and people with severely compromised immune systems (aids, scid, bone marrow transplant.) avoid such people for a couple of months after the shot just to be safe. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Will Keflex500mg stop shingles? Traveling over weekend so am I contagious? I'm not scratching so will it spread. On back under bra& left breast?
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