Doctor insights on:
Shingles In Person Without Chickenpox
My (almost) 5 year old son had the chickenpox vaccine when he was 1. Is one dose enough? Is he at risk when near a person with shingles?
Varicella vaccine: One dose is not enough, the recommendation is 2 doses 1 at age 1 year & 2nd at age 4-6 years before entering kindergarten. If he is immunized there no risk of catching chickenpox from a patient with chickenpox or shingles unless the child is immune compermised. So go ahead make appointment with her pediatrician to get her boosters. Good luck ...Read more
Chickenpox is an illness caused by a virus known as varicella zoster. The first time someone is infected with this virus, usually in childhood, he or she will develop an itchy rash consisting of vesicles or fluid filled, reddened blisters. Chickenpox is highly contagious and spread via infected individuals. We now have an effective ...Read more
Diagnosed w/ shingles, without ever having chickenpox? I got both vaccination shots, and somehow I have shingles now on my left arm. How? What's up?
Vaccine/wild disease: The weakened but living virus in the chickenpox vaccine has the potential in your lifetime of emerging as shingles. It does so the same way the wild germ does, but studies to date have shown the risk of shingles lower after the vaccine than the wild virus.If your case is due to the vaccine, and not a mild case of chickenpox you might have still had, it would have the weakened strain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Location/spread ??: Chickenpox is a body wide infection with varicella virus that has come to the skin surface at the end of the prodrome period. The pox come out in crops of new blisters of various size & stage over a 5-7 day period. Shingles is the return of the varicella virus from hibernation in a nerve and limits its pain & blistering to the area of skin supplied by the nerve. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have shingles on my back and my husband never had chickenpox how can he get it can he get buy touch me or does he have touch just spott?
Possibly: Studies show most adults have blood evidence of a prior cpx infection even if they were never diagnosed. They may have acquired the germ during their mothers pregnancy and never knew it. Anyone with the germ in their system can have shingles at some point. I saw it in an 11 month old whose parent had no knowledge of a prior cpx infection. ...Read more
Yes and no: Most adults (90%) who do not remember ever having cpx have blood evidence of prior infection. Once in your system, the cpx germ hibernates in nerve roots along the front of your spine and at some point may emerge as shingles. If you had the chickenpox vaccine, but not chickenpox, there is some risk of shingles from the vaccine virus doing the same thing. ...Read more
- Talk to a doctor live online for free
- Can you get shingles without having chickenpox?
- Chickenpox and shingles in adults
- Is there any way to cover up gray hair in my beard without dye?
- Ask a doctor a question free online
- Shingles in teenagers
- Leukocytes in urine without nitrates
- Burning in urethra without urinating
- Can a person survive after going into a coma from being in car wreck?
- Talk to a pediatrician online