to make a long story short, i went into the ER on friday for some type of rash my neck...they thought it was shingles but they weren't sure, especially since i've never had chickenpox before. so they sent me home with nothing, saying if i get bumps on it soon then it's sure to be shingles. i woke up this morning with bumps on it, kinda like pimples, and i went back to them, and they said it was shingles.
but shingles is caused by the virus from chickenpox, so how i got shingles and never had chickenpox before is beyond me. if i were to come in contact with someone that had shingles, and me having never had chickenpox before, i should be getting the chickenpox, not shingles. my kids have had the chickenpox vaccine so they said they should be fine, just to be on the safe side and not let them touch it...
i'm just confused. how can i have it, if i've never had the chickenpox before??
Asked by Anonymous at 12:34 PM on Aug. 7, 2011 in Health
in the uk we tell people it best to get chicken pox as a kid as you get shingles as an adult if you don't
see shingles and chicken pox are very close in rna so if your body can fight chicken pox it Can fight shingles were as if you not had chicken pox your body has no idea how to fight it
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