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I am confused so thought I woud start a new thread so you don't have to read al my nonsense.
I have shingles. I have had it more than a week. It is possible I caught it from a child who had chicken pox in the class I help with at school. I think it is more likely that I have it as I am stressed and run down. Am I infectious? How long do I have to stay out of school for? Am I confined to barracks? In the morning I am very stiff around the back and abdomen, is that due to shingles and what can I do as it is hard to get moving in a morning.
You can't give someone shingles. You can give them chicken pox. DH had it, he was told that he had to stay away from young DCs, pregnant women and the elderly. You can only get shingles if you have had chicken pox. Google it.
Shingles are cause by the deactivation of chicken pox that has laid. Dormant in your body. You can't 'catch' shingles but for as long as the vesicles are wet you are infectious and can pass on chicken pox to those around you.