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Is it adult chicken pox?

My husband has a rash on his chest. Its very small but itches like crazy. He also has been more exhausted than usual and was very dizzy yesterday....he couldn't walk straight. Well, he just found out a coworker had many of the same symptoms and has some form of adult chicken pox I guess. My husband doesn't remember the medical term. My husband has had chickenpox as a kid,but we have3 kids that have not been exposed and show no symptoms either. any opinions?

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Asked by Precious333 at 10:30 PM on Jan. 6, 2011 in Health

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  • He needs to see a Dr. Chicken Pox for adults can be dangerous.

    Answer by tracylyn245 at 10:31 PM on Jan. 6, 2011

  • oh.... its called Shingles!!! Is that the same thing?

    Comment by Precious333 (original poster) at 10:32 PM on Jan. 6, 2011

  • Shingles? ANYONE can get Shingles, if they have already had chicken pox as a child. The only way to know is to call the doctor and have him checked out.

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 10:32 PM on Jan. 6, 2011

  • if he had chicken pox as a kid he shouldn't be getting them again. He should go in to see the doctor just in case what ever he has is contagious, and if he actually did get chicken pox, which I doubt if he for sure already them, adult chick pox can be deadly so I'd take him in. Maybe I'm extra cautious but you never know.

    Sounds like when I got rubella, as a kid.

    Answer by DomoniqueWS at 10:33 PM on Jan. 6, 2011

  • Shingles and chicken pox are not the same thing. If he hasn't seen a dr yet, he needs to make an appt.

    Answer by Snewo at 10:34 PM on Jan. 6, 2011

  • most likely shingles,andhesaid he will see a doctor.

    Comment by Precious333 (original poster) at 10:35 PM on Jan. 6, 2011

  • Shingles are more painful, but they are caused by the same virus as the Chicken Pox and if your child has not been exposed or had the vaccine, they can get the Chicken Pox.


    Answer by twinsplus2more at 10:36 PM on Jan. 6, 2011

  • Shingles are very painful. The nerve endings leave lasting effects.


    Answer by musicmom08 at 10:38 PM on Jan. 6, 2011

  • I agree with musicmom80. The pain can last up to a year and better. Do not sleep in the same bed. Keep to your own bath towels ect. Put your husbands towels in another room. Stress can bring this on as well. Take him to the doctor ASAP. Hope he feels better soon.

    Answer by sta517 at 10:45 PM on Jan. 6, 2011

  • shingles? increase you vit a, d and c.

    Answer by Loa1002 at 12:27 PM on Jan. 7, 2011

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