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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   My boss has a confirmed case of Shingles. I wasnt in close contact with him but sat near him in his car and others. I dont remember if I had chicken pox as a child or even if I had vaccination for chicken pox. I have feeling a little tired in the last three days. I have not developed any rashes. Should I be concerned about possible chicken pox infection. I have a small baby (4 months). What should I do?
Doctor :   hi
User :   Hello doctor
Doctor :   Give me a moment let me read your query
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   You dont have worry
Doctor :   Do you have fever/cold/
User :   No I dont belive so
Doctor :   Is there running rose
User :   although it might be a borderline fever, although i doubt
User :   it
User :   no running nose
Doctor :   Soreness of throat
User :   no
User :   not yet
User :   atleast
Doctor :   Then not to worry
User :   ok,
User :   if there is a possible infection
User :   how soon does it show up
Doctor :   Is there anything else i can help you with?
Doctor :   It takes 2 weeks of incubation period
Doctor :   After which its shows up
User :   I am just concerned because I have a 4 month baby at home, can i be normal interacting with him
Doctor :   Yes
Doctor :   Is your baby on regular vaccination schedule till date
User :   you dont recommend a blood test or anything at this time, i guess
User :   he is
User :   but since he is only 4 months havent had his chicken pox vaccination yet
User :   when should i go and see a doctor if anything
Doctor :   Generally they will have an good immunity at birth
User :   ok
Doctor :   Are you breastfeeding him
User :   my wife stopped a few weeks ago
User :   he was breastfed until 2.5 months
Doctor :   Why you supposed to feed till 6 months right
User :   She wasnt able to until 6 months
User :   just naturally didnt happen
User :   so he is on formula
Doctor :   Ok
User :   anyway, i guess your recommendation now so not to be concerned
User :   no blood test necessary at this time
Doctor :   No
Doctor :   Unless you feel very sick
User :   high fever or something of that sort?
Doctor :   I think your anxiety is making you feel tired
User :   and rashes
User :   i think so
User :   it is mostly because of the baby and people around me
Doctor :   yes
User :   does chicken pox spread during the incubation period
User :   ?
Doctor :   So incase you have any of the symptoms i mentioned more than two days get tested
Doctor :   No
User :   thats good
User :   ok
User :   running nose, sore throat or fever
Doctor :   yes
User :   or rashes
User :   ok
Doctor :   yes
User :   ok thanks
Doctor :   Is there anything else i can help you with?
User :   i think that is it
User :   thanks
User :   for your time
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me
Doctor :   Wishing you happy motherhood ahead
User :   bye
Doctor :   Bye for now
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