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bluegizmored
Are Shingles contagious? I am going to visit someone with Shingles?
and have been told they are not catching but I am not so sure?
                     





fishintheear
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No you can't catch shingles from shingles. Shingles can be caught from chicken pox though.


kaydee
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.


Pam
no


Rene B
Shingles are caused by the Herpes virus. You get it after you have had chickenpox. If you haven't had chickenpox, then most probably you won't get shingles even after exposure to someone with it.


Laura
Can anyone tell me if the old wives tale about shingles is true?? That if they meet it can be fatal??


i dont like names
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ive had shingles, you can only get the disease if you have had chicken pox before (the chicken pox virus lies dormant in your spine or something?) so it is not contagious to anyone who has had chicken pox, although if you have not had chicken pox then it is contagious although you will contract chicken pox and shingles. it is also apparently very bad to be around pregnant people whilst you have shingles, this is why your advised to take time of work etc.

hope this helps :)


mother_of_3
yes they are contagious pregnant woman are really not supposed to go anywhere near someone who has them


♥
Yes they are, I had it last year and my Doc advised me to have the week off. If you haven't had Chicken Pox you could also catch that as Shingles comes from the same virus.......x


?
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Yes you can get it even if you have had chicken pox i never had chicken pox as a kid all my brothers did then when i was 20 or so i got shingles and once you get them you can get them more then once i had 3 outbreaks in a year they are mainly triggered by stress or a weakened immune system due to an illness or having HIV so you might want to stay away from that person they will be contagious until the blisters dry and scab over and 10 days before the first signs of even having shingles and for those of us who have had them we know how painful they are


caroline17nov
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i wouldn check dont think they are but it might be check to make sure.


Doc8
No, it is the chickenpox virus but is not contagious.


chereeboyle
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No shingles are not catching. It is a strain of chicken pox but it is because the persons immune system has allowed the virus to mutate.


micksmixxx
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Shingles is not contagious as shingles, though if you've never had chickenpox before, you could get that. You can only get shingles if you've previously had chickenpox.

Take a look at the following site for a better explanation.


skababe
yes extremely and painful.


Sir Sidney Snot
No I don't think it is


george m
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I don't think so ,it brought on by nervousness,worrying and could be abuse


?
is he a roofer? no they are not contagious


bob a
shingles are contagious.if bodily fluids contact a person who has low immunity,then chickenpox is the result.however you can't get shingles from a person with shingles.


redstar
i dont think they are


huggz
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No it isnt


zifi1957
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yes shingles are contagious - they are a variant form of measles and that is contagious ..... in some people the virus manifests itself as small red itchy pimples all over the body - the typical measles we all know and love ..... another variant is where the virus attacks the nervous system and spreads over the body via the nervous system .(generally over the neck, chest and back) ..... hence those who have had shingles generally end up with a kind of scarring afterwards - darkened areas over the body where the shingles had been ..... I am not entire sure about the argument that if you have had measles before you can't get it again - so please if you have any condition that could be affected - are a young male or pregnant (or could be pregnant) then it is in yours and your friend's interests you stay away until they have been given the all clear and told they are no longer infectious .........


shirley m
My husband had them and was very poorly,I looked after him but I never caught it.ok


geegee
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I believe that Shingles are the adult version of german measles or something so yes I would think that they will be catching. Ring the NHS help line and they will be able to confirm for definate one way or another.
NB: If you or anyone around you is pregnant take extra care as it could harm the baby


dannyharris
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when i had shingles one of my friends said he was on the way to visit me. It took the Cont-ag-ious!


Thisbysghost
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http://www.patient.co.uk/showdoc/23068820/
Lots of info here.


Says you can catch chickenpox from someone with shingle if you have not had chickenpox before. But you can't get shingles from someone who has shingles


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