How Do You Get Shingles From Someone Else

How Do You Get Shingles From Someone Else 1

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. People with chickenpox cannot communicate shingles to someone else although they can of course pass the chickenpox on to someone who has never had chickenpox. Can she or anyone else at the home catch it? In theory it is possible for someone to catch chickenpox through direct contact with shingles if they have not had it before. We give information on shingles and post-herpetic neuralgia (PHN for short), what they are and how to treat them. Often communicating with someone else who knows what it feels like can be helpful and reassuring.

How Do You Get Shingles From Someone Else 2Essential information on shingles, caused by the varicella-zoster virus. The risk of shingles and PHN increases as a person gets older. Chickenpox is spread through the air by coughing and sneezing as well as direct contact with the fluid in someone else’s chickenpox skin lesions (small blister like bumps with pink to red base). Every so often we get a question from a pregnant woman who is concerned because someone in her family (usually a parent or in-law) has shingles.

Shingles is a disease of the skin produced by the same virus that causes chickenpox, herpes zoster virus(VZV). However, you cannot catch shingles from someone else. Shingles is caused when the chicken pox virus reactivates in your body. You might be wondering: is this potentially serious disease contagious, and if so, when can you catch it from someone else? It is so contagious that few nonimmunized people escape this common disease when they are exposed to someone else with the disease. When people with chickenpox cough or sneeze, they expel tiny droplets that carry the varicella virus.

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Hey just found out that the father in law has shingles and i have been in contact with him over the christmas and new year holidays,i’ve had chicken p.

Disease Outbreak Control Division

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