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Posted on Mon, 14 Apr 2014 in Infections
Question: My friend has the shingles, I had chicken pox when I was 9 or 10 years old. I had the shingles in my 39's. I am 54 years old. I put medicene on my friend and touched his soars n put calamine lotion on him. He still has it, I am now feeling ill. I am nauciated, itching all over sometimes, and achee like the flu! Am I getting the pox on shingles?
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Answered by Dr. Raju A.T 1 hour later
Brief Answer: Chances are less Detailed Answer: Hi, Thanks for your query. Usually one who gets infected with chicken pox gets immunized for life. Only in rare cases he /she may get reinfected. Need not worry, even if you are exposed it may take a minimum of 4 to 5 days for the symptoms to appear in you, they may not show in less than that. Please do ask if any doubts. regards,
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I am achee, stomach hurts, nauciated and feeling bad! I was told due to my age n had pox yrs ago the immune system lessons and becapuse i touched his open soars i can get shingles again, n being how i feel right now i am scared n waiting for then to appear, is this true?
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Answered by Dr. Raju A.T 18 minutes later
Brief Answer: No, Detailed Answer: Hi, Usually immunity due to chicken is for life. Your symptoms could either be psychological or due to another cause. Do get examined by your treating doctor for your confirmation. Regards,
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