Can a baby contract chickenpox by being around shingles?

Answer YES!!! "Shingles" is the same kind of Herpes (Varicela) Virus that causes Chickenpox. It is highly contagious, and if Baby gets any germs on his hands and puts them in his mouth or in his eyes, it ... Read More »

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When shingles first appear can skin to skin contact cause chickenpox in a 6 month old baby?

A one year old can eat just about any food. It really depends on how many teeth he or she has. Whatever you serve your one year old, make sure you dice into smaller bits, especially meats and fres... Read More »

Should a person with shingles avoid being around a pregnant woman?

probably. because we cannot be 100% sure they will not infect the mother and baby... though if the mother had chicken pox, then the antibodies in her body should protect the baby...but I would hate... Read More »

Shingles chickenpox infants?

Call you Pediatrician and schedule an appointment right away. Those doctors are trained for treating children's problems.

What virus causes chickenpox&shingles?

Chicken pox and shingles are caused by the varicella zoster virus, also known as the human herpesvirus 3. It is part of the same viral subfamily (alphaherpesvirinae) as the herpes simplex viruses, ... Read More »