i was just diagnosed with shingles today. weird, i'm just 27years old. it's at the oozy blistery stage right now day 5 since i noticed the rash. i'm nursing and thought it was thrush in a weird place because it is between my breasts but it's not. just saw the doctor this morning.
by the way, if anyone is interested, i have an 11month old, and a almost 4 year old, and an 8 year old. we do not vaccinate. they aren't showing symptoms yet.
ok, so we definitely want in.......justmama, are you going to wait until your kids are symptomatic before having a "pox party"? because if your blisters haven't all crusted over yet, you yourself are still contagious.....
just a thought -- although you might not want strange babies down your shirt, hehe
Shingles is a reactivation of your chicken pox virus which lays dormant in the nerves. It occurs when you have a dampened immune system. the fluid filled blister can cause cp in those who haven't had it, but if they blisters are dired up and crusted over they won't spread the virus.