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My dad has just found out he has shingles (this morning). He spent 3 hours playing and taking my DC out yesterday. I know shingles can cause chicken pox if the person hasnt had it, but im not sure if his rash had appeared yesterday. If it hadnt would he still have been contagious?
It's very hard to catch chicken pox from shingles - not impossible, but very difficult. Your son would have had to have been in direct contact with the shingles spots to have even the slightest chance of catching it, but it is very unlikely even then.
Both of mine caught chicken pox from my shingles. They went down with it on the same day . Mine was on my face though and before I realised I had it I thought I was dying from the pain so I kept kissing the kids all day thinking it was my last day with them . I had a weird sore on my eyebrow that was spreading and weeping. My Dr said it was unlikely they would catch it but I was convinced they would as I had practically rubbed my face all over them - DS was only 14 weeks but thankfully he was OK and it was nice to get it all over and done with in one swoop!