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chicken pox form shingles?<br><br>
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hi.<br><br>
can one catch chicken pox from exposure to an adult with shingles? can one catch chicken pox from kids who have been exposed to said adult with shingles but no symptoms?<br><br>
I really want my kids to get chicken pox and a friend's dad was visiting and got sick....<br><br>
Plus, is it responsible to expose your kids to chicken pox if they are already sick?<br><br>
thanks.<br><br>
- paula
 

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I gave both of my kids chicken pox when I had shingles, so it is definitely possible!<br><br>
How sick is your kid to begin with????
 

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<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;">can one catch chicken pox from kids who have been exposed to said adult with shingles but no symptoms?</td>
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Yep. People are contagious with chickenpox for several days before showing classic symptoms.
 

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they have some kinds of virus and fevers of more than 102. The baby is 10 months and the big guy (who has been vaxed and poisoned. I was misled) is seven and the middle guy who isn't sick yet, but will be by the time I wake up is almost 5.<br>
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You can catch cp from someone that has shingels but most of the time you would need to come into physical contact with that person. Odds a very low that being around them would do the job.<br><br>
But you cannot catch shingles the only way to get shingels is if you have had cp in the past or been vaxed for cp.
 

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My DH had shingles. I did some research and was told you cannot get chicken pox from a person with shingles.........at least that is what I thought I read cause my youngest DD has never had the pox. She never got them either .....<br><br>
Sorry, I dont know.
 

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Here are a few links on cp and shingles<br><a href="http://familydoctor.org/574.xml" target="_blank">http://familydoctor.org/574.xml</a><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;"><b>Can I give shingles to others?</b><br><span style="text-decoration:underline;">No one can catch shingles from you, but they can catch chickenpox</span> if they haven't already had chickenpox or had the chickenpox vaccine. The chickenpox virus lives in the blisters from shingles, and the virus can be spread until the blisters are completely healed.</td>
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<a href="http://www.cdc.gov/nip/diseases/shingles/faqs-disease-shingles.htm#7" target="_blank">http://www.cdc.gov/nip/diseases/shin...shingles.htm#7</a><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Shingles cannot be passed from one person to another. However, the virus that causes shingles, VZV, can be spread from a person with active shingles to a person who has never had chickenpox through direct contact with the rash.</span> The person exposed would develop chickenpox, not shingles. The virus is not spread through sneezing, coughing or casual contact. A person with shingles can spread the disease when the rash is in the blister-phase. Once the rash has developed crusts, the person is no longer contagious. A person is not infectious before blisters appear or with post-herpetic neuralgia (pain after the rash is gone).</td>
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<a href="http://www.medicinenet.com/shingles/page2.htm" target="_blank">http://www.medicinenet.com/shingles/page2.htm</a><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;"><b>Are shingles catching?</b><br><br>
Yes. Shingles can be spread from an affected person to children or adults who have not had chickenpox. <span style="text-decoration:underline;">Instead of developing shingles, these people develop chickenpox.</span> Once they have had chickenpox, people cannot catch shingles (or contract the virus) from someone else. Once infected, however, persons have the potential to develop shingles later in life.</td>
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If you do a search on Shingles you will come up with tons of information.
 

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Please see the poster's thread in Health and Healing.
 
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