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 How many times can a person get shingles?

Answer Shingles--formally known as herpes zoster--is characterized by a painful skin rash on one side of the body, usually appearing as a stripe, and is caused by a reactivation of the same virus that cau... Read More »
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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 »
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Can babies get chicken pox if in contact with infected person with shingles?

Answer Yes. Shingles are contagious, and if anyone comes in contact with an open lesion or blister, no matter what age they are, if they never had it before they will get infected by it. And yes, ... Read More »
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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 »
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Is there a pros and cons to installing new shingles over the old layer of shingles?

The biggest drawback to installing new shingles over old ones is that it will most likely void your warranty. That not withstanding, the old shingles will eventually show through the new ones (espe... Read More »
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