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Relaxing2 Fri 09-Feb-18 17:12:14

Was in a room with someone who's got shingles for an hour panicing now any advise

Buxbaum Fri 09-Feb-18 17:13:32

Don't panic. Did you touch the blisters? AFAIK shingles is usually only transmitted by direct contact with the blisters. Have you definitely not had chicken pox?

Lj8893 Fri 09-Feb-18 17:22:57

Your only worry about this will be if you have never had chicken pox?

Lj8893 Fri 09-Feb-18 17:24:10

You can't "catch" shingles. But you can catch chickenpox from shingles but only if you have never had chickenpox.

Relaxing2 Fri 09-Feb-18 18:49:05

Yea I've had Chicken pox

MsJuniper Fri 09-Feb-18 18:57:17

If you've had cp you will be fine. My DS had shingles earlier this pregnancy which was only diagnosed after a week of me rubbing cream into it each night.

Lj8893 Fri 09-Feb-18 20:26:07

If you have had chickenpox you have absolutely nothing to worry about.

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