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Is it ok to send DD to play with a boy with shingles?

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AbyIsl Thu 29-Sep-11 20:45:24

She's had chickenpox (twice!) but can she catch anything from a boy with shingles? His parents say not, but I just wanted to check.

zdcgbjm Thu 29-Sep-11 20:48:20

Fine, it's the same virus as CP so she'd be in no more danger than with a child who has CP. Less if his spots are covered.

Seona1973 Thu 29-Sep-11 21:20:11

chicken pox can be passed on through direct contact with the fluid from the shingles blisters. If they are covered then she should be fine.

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