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Can you catch anything from Shingles?

Shingles is contagious & can be spread from an affected person to children/adults who have not had chickenpox! Shingles is contagious to people that have not previously had chickenpox, as long as there are new blisters forming & old blisters healing! Any Suggestions here?

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  1. Daniele Reply:

    Shingles, also known as herpes zoster, is caused by the virus that causes chickenpox. As long as you have had the chickenpox, you can get shingles later in life. Source:

  2. Michal Reply:

    You can’t catch shingles from someone else who has shingles. But there is a small chance that a person with a shingles rash can spread the virus to another

  3. Concepcion Reply:

    Shingles is contagious to people that have not had chickenpox through direct contact with the person or objects they have touched. Source:

  4. Corrin Reply:

    Shingles is caused by the same virus that causes chickenpox. Anyone who has had chickenpox is at risk for shingles. Source:

  5. Eda Reply:

    Shingles can be caused by diseases that affect the immune system such as HIV. Temporary depression of the immune system from a cold or even from a sunburn, stress & major depression will all cause your immune system to be lowed & place you … Source:

  6. Zetta Reply:

    Can you catch shingles by playing golf with a person who has shingles but is taking anti biotics?

  7. Fredericka Reply:

    Have you had the vaccine for chicken pox called varicella?? If you have been vaccinated then you have nothing to worry about! If you have actually had it in the past then you should also be fine! If you are unsure you can ask your parents about the incident when you were a child or call the doctors office and ask the front desk if they can look up whether youve been vaccinated!_________________________________The age you got it is irrelevant since no matter what age you are, you will still develop antibodies to protect yourself from being infected again! I looked it up and it seems like some cases of chickenpox only appear as a few bumps while others are covered over the whole body! It seems like you must have had it already and just not had the traditional symptoms!

  8. Floretta Reply:

    While you can catch chickenpox, shingles comes from a virus already within you But if the person is healthy then you should not catch anything from them.

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