Can I get shingles from chicken pox?

Answer On One Hand: Shingles is Result of Chicken PoxOnly people who have had chicken pox in the past can develop shingles (herpes zoster). Shingles is caused by the same virus as chicken pox, the varicel... Read More »

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Can you get shingles from chicken pox?

Anyone who has had chicken pox will continue to harbor the virusfor the rest of their life. This same virus which caused chicken poxearly in life can suddenly become active,usually later in life, a... Read More »

Can a baby contract chicken pox from breastfeeding from mother with shingles?

Are there any negative effects from getting the shingles vaccination after having a bout of shingles?

Shingles, a painful rash caused by the same agent that causes chicken pox, varicella zoster virus (VZV), commonly occurs in people over 50 who have not previously had chicken pox.If you had a vacci... Read More »

Can shingles cause chicken pox?

On One Hand: Both Are Caused By the Same VirusShingles does not cause chickenpox. Rather, both are caused by the same virus, varicella-zoster (VZV), according to the book "Microbiology" by Jacquely... Read More »