What I mean is you cannot get shingles from someone. If someone is exposed to someone with shingles can that person become a carrier of the Shingles virus? Better safe so I told them not to come up! My mom can’t get shingles from being exposed to my aunt since you can’t pass it to someone who has already had chicken pox (which my mom has). If you do have any queries please respond via the REPLY button. None of them can contract shingles from you Mom or pass it on as carriers to the newborns who are due. I can go as far as to say it could have resulted in saving my sons life and our entire family now knows what bipolar is and how to assist and understand my most wonderful son, brother and friend to all who loves him dearly.
If you have had CP can you be a carrier of shingles even if you dont get shingles itself-if so does that mean i cant even send the big 2 boys along with DH for the day. If you have had the pox at some point in your life you may develop shingles. However, if you have never had chicken pox you can catch chicken pox from someone with shingles. You probably wouldn’t be a carrier, since you aren’t infected — technically, almost everyone is infected and as immunity. Herpes zoster, or shingles, develops from reactivation of the virus later in life, usually many decades after chickenpox. Someone with shingles can also transmit chickenpox by direct contact with the rash to people who have never had chickenpox or have never had the chickenpox vaccine (when I was 16, it was my bad luck to get chickenpox from my sister’s active shingles rash). Someone with shingles could pass chickenpox to someone who hasn’t had it, but this requires contact with a broken blister because it can’t be passed through the air. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs. Q If I’ve already had shingles, can I get it again?
Shingles can be spread from an affected person to children or adults who have not had chickenpox. I would not be concerned unless you are physically touching your friends husband and not washing your hands. Are shingles contagious yes, but if they are in the stage of being scabbed your chance of contacting them are slim to none. Do you live in Canada? You may not show any symptoms, but if you’ve had chicken pox already, you most likely have the virus in your system even without being exposed to the virus recently. This virus, the varicella-zoster virus, remains dormant in your system, and can become active later in life, causing shingles. While shingles can’t be transmitted from person to person, an active outbreak of shingles can infect someone with chicken pox, if they’ve never had it, or if they have a weakened immune system (such as a newborn infant). So simply having it as a child in no way means that you can’t be a carrier of the active virus. A person with shingles can spread the disease when the rash is in the blister-phase. A person is not infectious before blisters appear or if pain persists after the rash is gone (post-herpetic neuralgia). A vaccine for chickenpox is now available and it is hoped that immunized individuals will be less likely to develop shingles in later life.
Shingles (herpes zoster) is caused by the same virus that causes chickenpox. From this description you can see that it is not possible to catch shingles. In theory it is possible for someone to catch chickenpox through direct contact with shingles if they have not had it before. The shingles vaccine uses live varicella-zoster (chickenpox) virus, but it won’t make you capable of infecting others. However, if you develop a rash after you get the shingles vaccine, always take the precaution of keeping the rash covered until all the bumps crust over. A carrier can be someone who is already immune, ie you and your husband. You are more likely to carry the viras if you suffer from shingles as this can flare up at any time and when transfered will infect a person with shingles. That mother who’s complaining needs to get a life! After a person has had chickenpox, the varicella-zoster virus can remain inactive in the body for many years. If you have been in contact with someone with chickenpox or shingles, or if you have a rash-associated illness that might be chickenpox or shingles, discuss your situation with your healthcare provider. If you are not immune you can be given treatment which may reduce the risk to you and your baby. It can sometimes reappear later in life to cause a rash in just one part of your body, called shingles. Therefore, you are not likely to catch chickenpox from someone with shingles if their rash is covered. However, chickenpox places the woman at risk for life-threatening pneumonia.
One Of My Co-worker’s Husband Has Shingles. How Concerned Should I Be?
If you find yourself as somebody who struggled with chicken pox earlier in life then that may be the end of it. If however you get chicken pox later on it can be very painful and serious and the same holds true if you do happen to get shingles too. You are a carrier of it once you get chicken pox, and that’s quite important to remember. Herpes and shingles are clinically distinct diseases, with different symptoms and modes of transmission. Several members of this virus family can cause disease, but this protocol will focus on herpes simplex virus-1 (HSV-1), herpes simplex virus-2 (HSV-2), and varicella-zoster virus. In this protocol you will learn about the viruses that cause herpes and shingles, and how these infections are conventionally treated.