Can someone who had shingles be exposed to chicken pox safely?

Answer On One Hand: Chicken Pox Infection Usually Confers ImmunityHaving chicken pox in childhood usually confers lifelong immunity against the virus that causes the illness (varicella-zoster), notes the ... Read More »

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Is a baby at risk of getting chicken pox when exposed to shingles?

they are from the same virus, so to put your mind at ease speak with your pediatrician.

Do I need to worry about catching chicken pox if I don't touch someone directly who has shingles?

Rebekkah - No! You do not have to worry. Quite likely you had an immunization against chicken pos when you were an infant. If you do not have evidence of immunity against chickenpox, talk with y... Read More »

Is the foetus at risk if the expectant mother is exposed to chicken pox?

Yes very much so. it is advised that pregnant women avoid contact w anyone who has chickenpox as it can be fatal 2 the fetus.

Can I get shingles from chicken pox?

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 »