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If i have been around children who break out in chickenpox and have never got chickenpox myself am I immune. I am 53yrs

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I have shingles and will be in contact with my daughter in law who may be pregnant is this contagious


Call a Doctor and get medical advice.

Internet searches using Google.com give conflicting answers, and you want a professional opinion.

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What effect does shingles have on face and eye on a 10 year old, and can immunisation be offered or does that become part of the healing process


highly contagious!


How Is It Treated?

Antiviral medications can make a shingles flare-up heal faster and reduce the chances of having complications. Not everyone needs to take antiviral medicines, though - your doctor will prescribe them if necessary. If you do need to take them, the earlier you start, the more effective they will be.
Antiviral medicines can't eliminate the virus from the body completely, so they won't stop someone from having future flare-ups.
To ease any pain that might come with shingles, doctors or nurse practitioners may prescribe a cream, spray, or skin patch to numb the skin. Some prescription and over-the-counter medications also can help treat pain. Don't take aspirin, though. It can put teens at risk of a rare but serious illness called Reye syndrome.
If you have shingles that itch, your doctor may recommend lotions or medicines called antihistamines.
Keep the rash area clean by washing with water and a mild soap. Apply cool, wet compresses to the blisters several times a day to reduce the pain and itching. Oatmeal baths also can bring relief.

Can I Prevent Shingles?

It's not possible to prevent shingles entirely. The chickenpox vaccine can make a case of shingles less serious. So if you haven't had chickenpox, it's not too late to ask your doctor about getting the chickenpox vaccine.
There is a vaccine against shingles, but doctors usually only give it to older adults. That's partly because the older someone is, the more severe shingles can be. As a teen, you're unlikely to be seriously affected by shingles.
If you get shingles, you can help keep the virus from spreading by keeping the rash covered at all times and getting treatment if you need it.
People with shingles can spread it pretty easily. Until their rash is completely healed, they need to stay away from newborn babies, pregnant women, anyone with a weakened immune system, or anyone who is not vaccinated against chickenpox. So teens who get shingles may need to stay home from school for a while. It all depends on the person and the situation. Your doctor will give you advice.
Shingles may sound scary, but that's mainly because of how it affects older people. The good news is that the infection doesn't usually happen to teens. And, even when teens do get shingles, it's usually not serious.

Shingles - Kids Health

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... it can occur anywhere on the body, including on the face and near the eyes. illustration. Many cases of shingles have mild symptoms, but more severe cases can be ... But in about 1 million Americans a year, it flares up and causes shingles. ... Children who've had chickenpox face a greater risk of developing shingles if ...

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kidshealth.org/en/teens/shingles.html Most teens who get shingles have mild cases; it's usually only when people are older ... It can happen anywhere on the body, though, including on the face and near the eyes. ... A case of shingles will generally disappear in about a month. ... the zoster virus suddenly flares up again after months or years of being dormant.

Why are ever-younger adults contracting shingles? - Macleans.ca

www.macleans.ca/society/health/generation-at-risk/ Aug 16, 2010 - "I thought the pain was from a new eye-makeup remover I was using," she remembers. ... The virus can then resurface later in life as shingles-sometimes in otherwise ... Natalie was just 24 years old when she got shingles and she had a ... to question whether natural chicken pox has a 'booster' effect.".

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When is it safe to be around someone with chicken pox wot is the incubation period


Incubation period 1-3 weeks. not infectious after EVERY blister scabbed over.
Usually mild illness except pregnant and immune deficient people

Jun 03, 2017 | The Health & Beauty

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Got spots on my lower back


If you haven\'t had chicken pox as a child then adults certainly can contract it. The greater risk in adults is though is that the virus responsible for chicken pox can also cause shingles. This is a much more serious illness.



Measles is also possible to contract as an adult.



Did you have the MMR vaccine? If so, then it is unlikely that you have contracted either measles or chicken pox.



Symptoms of measles generally appear within 14 days of exposure to the virus. Symptoms include:




People with chickenpox have the following symptoms before the rash appears:



  • Fever


  • Headache


  • Stomach ache


The chickenpox rash occurs about 10 to 21 days after coming into contact with someone who had the disease. The average patient develops 250 to 500 small, itchy, fluid-filled blisters over red spots on the skin.

Sep 09, 2014 | Health & Beauty

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Why did they start the vaccinating for chicken pox?


A varicella vaccine developed in Japan in the 1970's was licensed for routine use in Japan and Korea in 1988. The varicella vaccine was recommended for routine use in the United States in 1995. In 2005 a combination measles, mumps, rubella, varicella vaccine (MMRV) was licensed.

Vaccines are routinely developed as a way to confer immunity against viruses for which there are very few drug cures available (unlike bacterial infections).

The vaccine is what you receive when you get a vaccination. A tiny dose of a synthetic analogue (a piece) of the virus is injected into your arm (or bottom). Your immune system responds to this like it is an actual infection and develops antibodies against it. The antibodies protect you from getting a real infection - usually for life. Some vaccines contain viral particles that have been killed (with heat usually). The pieces of virus that enter your body through the injection also bring about an immune response as if you had a real infection. Neither the pieces, nor the killed viruses can cause infection.

The latest chicken pox vaccines need to be boosted later on as adults since the protection wanes over the years. It's an excellent idea to get the booster, since the virus that causes chicken pox is responsible for shingles in older people - a painful condition that affects the nerves. The vaccine will prime your body to fight off chicken pox infections when you are exposed.

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Mayo clinic website


Yes and no, you are actively shedding the varicella zoster virus (chickenpox). Shingles is a secondary infection from chickenpox. You can not give someone shingles but can spread the virus. The virus is dormant and then pops out again years later as shingles. You would want to avoid young children who have not been vaccinated.

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Rash with small blisters in a line trailing under right shoulder blade from back to center of chest


It is very possible that you have Shingles. The virus that causes shingles produces a painful, burning line of blisters that follow a nerve in the body. Shingles is basically the adult version of chicken pox. If you have ever had chicken pox then your body contains the virus that causes shingles. There is treatment for this as well as a vaccination; however, you will need to see your doctor to receive the treatment.

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About my illness which is chickenfox last month,is there anybody who hates me and causes those illness?


chicken pox hates no one, but loves everyone.
It is a virus transmitted from person to person, usually children, many people will get it once in their lives. Most people recover completely, a small number will have complications. There is a vaccine to stop it, but this is too late if you have already had the disease.

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