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Can chickenpox be caused by shingles?
Answer Actually shingles and chicken pox do have a lot to do with each other. Varicella-zoster is the virus. When you get chicken pox the virus stays in your body. Stress or …poor immune system are ways you can get shingles earlier than 50's or older. Maybe you had chicken pox and you or your parents didn't know. My friend only had one pox. I would talk to your doctor. There is a test you can take. If it is shingles the doctor can help with a treatment plan. Just wanted to add you can have had shingles without ever having chicken pox and although rare you can get them at any time (I had shingles at the age of 5 but never had chicken pox). Shingles and chicken pox are in the same family but are different and look different. I have not had another outbreak since the age of 5 although I have been exposed to chicken pox. Answer Most cases of shingles are caused by the varicella-zoster virus. A few are caused by herpes simplex. So, yes, it is possible to get shingles from a latent herpes simplex infection if you have never had chicken pox.
Once you get the chicken pox infection, the virus gets hidden in your posterior root ganglion. How does it evades the immune system is poorly understood. It comes out in the f…orm of herpes zoster or shingles, when your immunity lowers down. There is no mutation of the virus.
You can't get shingles from exposure to someone with chickenpox. However, you get shingles from reactivation of your own prior infection with chickenpox.
No, you can't get chickenpox if you had shingles. If you have shingles, you already had chickenpox and are immune. You can't get shingles unless you already had chickenpox. C…hickenpox is a one-time illness, usually in childhood. It does not matter how "mild" or "bad" the chickenpox is. The body's defenses are activated whether "mild" or "bad" and immunity results. No person acquires chicken pox twice. After you recover from chickenpox, the virus lays dormant in the cells and can be reactivated. Though the whole process is not entirely understood, the virus wakes up and shows up as a severe painful rash. A person who has shingles can infect others with chickenpox, but only if those persons (usually children) never had chickenpox before, and if they have direct contact with a wet shingles blister or sore. If a person with shingles is around a person who already had chickenpox, the other person won't get chickenpox or shingles.
Chickenpox vaccine does not cause shingles directly, but the virus, like naturally-caught virus, stays in the spinal cord and may be reactivated later to cause herpes. The cha…nces are lower with chickenpox vaccine than with chickenpox disease.
You are not likely to get chickenpox if you had them before, but the virus stays in your body for life, and may be reactivated in the future to cause shingles. Between 20 and …30% of patients who had chickenpox get shingles later in life.
After you have chicken pox, you can get shingles. The virus remain hidden, in the posterior root ganglion, for the rest of your lifetime. It comes out to invade the region sup…plied by the single nerve, when your immunity drops down. How this virus evades the immunity is not known. Shingles presents itself as tiny vesicles or blister-like raised red spots, on one side of the body following the body's dermatones. They will not cross over the center line of the body. You can even get shingles in your eyes. It is usually treated with pain meds and a steroid-type of drug, like prednisone and sometimes antiviral meds.
You are unlikely to get chickenpox if you had shingles in the past. Shingles is evidence of prior infection with chickenpox, and an episode of chickenpox typically provides li…felong immunity. If you had shingles, you have, by definition, already had chickenpox.
Not neccesarily, but you can get Shingles after you had chickenpox. This doesn't mean you will get it, but you can.
Yes. Once infected by the virus, you get chickenpox, and the virus is never cleared by the body. It goes and lives in the nervous system (brain and spine) from where it occasi…onally resurfaces in the form of shingles, especially when the person's immunity is low.
According to my grandfather, if you have chickenpox, or have had chickenpox as a child, then you are prone to having shingles. If you are above the ago of 40 or 50, you have a… good chance o getting it too. There are many other reasons to get shingles, I don't know them all. Submitted by: Rachel, age 11, Michigan
Shingles are not triggered by subsequent exposure to chickenpox.
Yes you can still get the vaccine shot.
You could get chicken pox if you have never had it before. However, while your chances of getting chicken pox from someone with shingles is in the realm of possibility, you wi…ll rarely come across someone with shingles, since they are mostly home with the illness.
You can get chickenpox, but not shingles, from someone with shingles. You can only get chickenpox from someone with shingles if you haven't had chickenpox or the vaccine befor…e, and if you have direct contact with wet shingles blisters or sores.
Yes, chickenpox virus causes shingles. The virus remains in your body for life after having chickenpox. Later, it may be reactivated and cause shingles, or herpes zoster.