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Can you get shingles/chicken pox from showering in the same shower as someone who has it?

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Dr. Peterson Pierre
Dermatology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Shingles

Chicken pox is airborne so it's unlikely you will get it from the shower. Shingles is a reactivation of chicken pox in your own body so you wouldn't get that from someone else.

In brief: Shingles

Chicken pox is airborne so it's unlikely you will get it from the shower. Shingles is a reactivation of chicken pox in your own body so you wouldn't get that from someone else.
Dr. Peterson Pierre
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
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In brief: Unlikely to happen

Herpes zoster (shingles) is the chicken pox virus, so a person with zoster can touch any normal person (not immunocompromised, not on prednisone, not a baby) who has immunity to the virus from a past vaccination or a past case of chicken pox or zoster, and not give chicken pox to the person he touches.
It is very unlikely to catch the virus from a shower stall if showering separately.

In brief: Unlikely to happen

Herpes zoster (shingles) is the chicken pox virus, so a person with zoster can touch any normal person (not immunocompromised, not on prednisone, not a baby) who has immunity to the virus from a past vaccination or a past case of chicken pox or zoster, and not give chicken pox to the person he touches.
It is very unlikely to catch the virus from a shower stall if showering separately.
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