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My daughter needs the chicken pox vaccine & 1 week ago a friend gave her kiss on cheek but he now knows his rash is shingles. Was she exposed?
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Dr. Patrick Hieber
Pediatrics
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In brief: Herpes Zoster
Herpers zoster (shingles) is the re-eruption of the chickenpox virus and is contagious primarily by physical contact with the blistery rash( linear streak on one side of the body) . If there was no direct contact with the rash the chance of illness is not zero but is very, very unlikely.
This exposure is not a reason to delay immunization for the varicella vaccine.

In brief: Herpes Zoster
Herpers zoster (shingles) is the re-eruption of the chickenpox virus and is contagious primarily by physical contact with the blistery rash( linear streak on one side of the body) . If there was no direct contact with the rash the chance of illness is not zero but is very, very unlikely.
This exposure is not a reason to delay immunization for the varicella vaccine.
Dr. Patrick Hieber
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Dr. Barry Bergman
Pediatrics
In brief: Probably not
Shingles is not highly contagious as chickenpox is .
Usually the virus is in the blisters not spread by mucous droplets..So no your child was probably not exposed. You'll see in 7-14 days and know for sure.

In brief: Probably not
Shingles is not highly contagious as chickenpox is .
Usually the virus is in the blisters not spread by mucous droplets..So no your child was probably not exposed. You'll see in 7-14 days and know for sure.
Dr. Barry Bergman
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Dr. Danny Westmoreland
Family Medicine
In brief: Yes
But please remember, you do not catch shingles from a shingles patient.
They are shedding the chicken pox virus. The result would be your child catching pox with signs at about 6-10 days.

In brief: Yes
But please remember, you do not catch shingles from a shingles patient.
They are shedding the chicken pox virus. The result would be your child catching pox with signs at about 6-10 days.
Dr. Danny Westmoreland
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