Can I get shingles or chicken pox from ma?

From anyone. If you haven't had chickenpox (varicella) or the vaccine you can get it from anyone. Pregnant moms-to-be who have had chickenpox will transfer passive immune protection to their fetuses before birth. This protection lasts about 6 months. Moms having chickenpox in the final week of pregnancy may pass the virus to their newborn infants. Neonatal chickenpox is very serious and dangerous.

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Could I easily get shingles or chicken pox while pregnant?

Depends on variables. If you never had cpx as a kid, you could become infected during pregnancy. Timing would determine the effect on baby (from none to significant), and it can be very harsh on any adult. If you had cpx as a kid, you could develop shingles, with no impact on the baby. Read more...

Is it possible for you to get shingles or chicken pox if you haven't had the chicken pox, but have had the varicella vaccine?

Maybe. You may have had a mild form of the chicken pox when you were little and you don't even know it. You can have your titers checked and and if they are truly negative you can get the vaccination since getting chicken pox as an adult can be serious. The shingles vaccine is only about 50 percent effective so it is still possible to get shingles even if you have had the vaccine. If you do the case is u. Read more...

Hi docs, do you think I can get shingles from chicken pox?

Shingles caused by. Chickenpox. It's just that the chickenpox we had in our younger years 'stays with us' - hiding in the nerve roots of the body. Then, usually years later, it can come out again at times of stress or illness -creating the shingles. One third of the U.S. population is at risk for shingles -so good to do something now about preventing it, since it can be nasty. Zostavax has an age indication of 50+. Read more...

My dad got the shingles at age 30. Can I get it early to? At age 18? I've had chicken pox when I was 5. I'm 18 now

Maybe,maybe not. Shingles are a curious problem that happens when the chickenpox virus emerges from a state of hibernation and travels down a nerve root to the skin. It has been known to happen from infancy to old age and the trigger for its occurrence is not always evident. There is no reason to consider you more or less likely to have it when your parent did at a young age. Read more...

If I never had chicken pox, can I get one by coming in contact with someone who developed shingles (herpes) and previously had chicken pox?

Not contagious. As previously taught to you Shingles is not contagious. It is a deep (inside the nerves of the affected human) reactivation of their previous infection with chicken pox. If you are worried you should get the Varicalla (chicken pox) vaccination. Read more...