HomeshinglesCan You Get Shingles If You Have Not Had Chicken Pox

Can You Get Shingles If You Have Not Had Chicken Pox


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Many people get all sorts of scars when they were kids. For example, I got the chicken pox when I was very little. I had them VERY bad; it was the worst case that some doctors have EVER seen. Now I have these ugly scars on my face and I hate them! And I have been looking around for ages to find some effective techniques which I can employ to get rid of my chicken pox scars. I tired just any tips on how to get rid of them but most of the times they did not work. I had been having the scars for 12 years now and they are kind of deep (well for chicken pox scars they are deep).

If you relate to this story, then you can read along and discovered how I cured treated my scars, and now have the good clear and smooth skin tone that I have now. I must say that they are not fully gone, but they have reduced like 95% or more!

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Frequently Asked Questions

    Can you get shingles or chicken pox if you haven't had the chicken pox, but HAVE had the varicella vaccine?
    My stepmother is coming to visit us and our two children (4 year old and 2 year old).  My stepmother was just diagnosed with shingles (on her shoulder). My children have not had the chicken pox, but they did receive the varicella vaccine at 1 year old. Could they get the chicken pox or shingles from her?

    • ANSWER:
      The should be fine as they have had the shot within the past 5 years. If you're really concerned though, bring them to your doctors and ask them to do a varicella titer, this looks for the antibodies that would fight the virus and keep them from getting the virus. If it's positive, there is a very low risk your kids would get it. Especially shingles, shingles aren't usually in children.

      Good luck!

    if shingles cannot be spread to someone who has already had the chicken pox, how do you get shingles?
    i've heard that shingles can cause someone who hasn't had chicken pox, to get chicken pox. but they will not give someone who has had chicken pox, shingles. if this is true, how do you get shingles?

    • ANSWER:
      Shingles is not infectious in the same way as chickenpox, where the virus can be passed on in coughs and sneezes. However, shingles is contagious. This means it can be passed on by direct contact. Fluid from shingles blisters can cause chickenpox in people who are not already immune. People with shingles should avoid those with a lowered immunity.

      So to answer your question you get shingles if you have had the zoster virus in your system.
      Chickenpox is very common in children, and usually only causes mild illness. Once someone has had chickenpox, they are immune to further infection. However, the varicella zoster virus which causes chickenpox remains in the body for life.

      Normally, the varicella virus lies dormant and does not cause health problems. But if the immune system, which normally protects the body against infection, is weakened the virus can reactivate. When reactivated, it causes shingles, which can be more serious than chickenpox.

      The medical name for chickenpox is varicella zoster and for shingles it is herpes zoster.

    Had chicken pox, now exposed to shingles = at risk?
    I had the chicken pox as a child, and now I've been exposed to someone who has shingles. I've read that you can only get shingles from stress, etc and that it is not contagious, but you can get chicken pox from someone with shingles.
    But if I've had chicken pox, I should be okay, right? Anyone know? Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      when u have chicken pox, the virus settles in ur nerves and goes dormant. when ur around 60, it reactivates and causes shingles. shingles are not contagious, so don't worry about that. there's a vaccine now: i cut and pasted some info for u and will put down source for further reading.

      A vaccine to prevent shingles was approved by the FDA in May 2006 for use in people age 60 and older. As you may know, shingles is caused by the herpes zoster virus that is also responsible for chicken pox. The virus can lie dormant in the body for many years after a case of chicken pox and then reactivate for unknown reasons to stage a new attack. If you've had chicken pox, you have a 10 and 20 percent chance of someday developing shingles. The risk increases with age: of the one million cases that occur in the United States every year about half are in people over 60.

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