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shingles

Discussion in 'Health and wellbeing' started by teaching assistant06, Jun 2, 2011.

  1. My hubby has found out today that he has shingles. I haven't had chicken pox before, should I be sleeping in the same bed as him??
     
  2. My hubby has found out today that he has shingles. I haven't had chicken pox before, should I be sleeping in the same bed as him??
     
  3. ROSIEGIRL

    ROSIEGIRL Senior commenter

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/health/physical_health/conditions/shingles1.shtml
    According to this you can catch chickenpox from someone with shingles
    ' The skin blisters that form in shingles are full of the chickenpox
    virus, which means a person with shingles is infectious. You can catch
    chickenpox from someone with shingles, if you've never had the infection
    and therefore aren't immune. But you can't catch shingles from someone
    with shingles (or someone with chickenpox).'
    You might be immune though - my husband hasn't had chickenpox but has survived close contact with 3 lots of chicken pox and 5 lots of shingles!
    I hope you stay well!
     
  4. Thanks Rosiegirl. Let's just hope Im immune like your husband! x[​IMG]
     

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