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Does chicken pox in young children always cause shingles later as an adult?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: Will not trigger it

The exposure to a child with chickenpox will not cause shingles to appear in an adult.
If the adult never had chickenpox (rare) it could be passed to the adult as the generalized illness of chickenpox.Incubation period would be 10-21 days(ave 14).

In brief: Will not trigger it

The exposure to a child with chickenpox will not cause shingles to appear in an adult.
If the adult never had chickenpox (rare) it could be passed to the adult as the generalized illness of chickenpox.Incubation period would be 10-21 days(ave 14).
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management
1 doctor agrees

In brief: See below

Shingles is the reappearance of the chicken pox virus in adulthood after a period of stress or immunocompromise.
You must have had chickenpox earlier in life to develop shingles.

In brief: See below

Shingles is the reappearance of the chicken pox virus in adulthood after a period of stress or immunocompromise.
You must have had chickenpox earlier in life to develop shingles.
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Dr. David Rosenfeld
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