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turns out FIL has shingles. The kids were there exactly 6 days ago. FIL went to the doctor today and found out he has shingles. They were supposed to go there today (DH takes them once a week) but MIL called to say no to.<br>
Are chicken pox around the corner for us?
 

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Don't know, could be. Let us know.<br><br>
We missed an opportunity to test that hypothesis on DD when Mom recently had shingles.<br><br>
Your little ones not being able to visit now probably has more to do with your FIL needing to rest. Mom was very tired and sore during the main part of her bout. She still is last I spoke with her.
 

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Oh I hope my post didn't sound annoyed. I am not one bit annoyed at either IL (not for this anyway) It was just question about exposure...I didn't know if hsingles could cause Chicken pox or if it only worked the other way around.<br><br>
We have a neighbor that had (has?) them and she did say they were incredibly painful.
 

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It is possible to get chicken pox from someone who has shingles, but it's pretty hard. It requires direct contact with the blisters - either your kids would have had to touch the blisters, or your FIL could touch them and then touch the kids without washing his hands. We were visiting my dad for a week when he got shingles - we found out what they were halfway through the week, so he didn't take any precautions for several days, but my ds still didn't get them. *shrug* Now I'm kinda wishing we had the chance again, who knows when chicken pox will show up in our area... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
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What hapersmion said. My MIL had shingles when ds was newborn... younger than I wanted exposed to chicken pox.<br><br>
We asked both her doc and our ped about it. They both said that as long as ds didn't come into direct contact with the shingles sores that there was no risk.
 
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