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How contagious is shingles?

One guest has shingles. One (adult) guest has not had chicken pox. Would you tell one of them to stay home? [more inside]
posted by pipti on Nov 23, 2016 - 33 answers

A thousand people with chickenpox

I had chickenpox as a child, and so I'm immune. But what if I sat in a crowded room with a thousand people with chickenpox - could I get it again? Would the chance be higher?
posted by gorcha on Apr 10, 2016 - 16 answers

Winner Winner Chicken Pox Dinner

I have a 3 year old who has gone through at least round one of the chicken pox vaccine (not recently, so this is not about vaccine reaction). Last week she had a rash on her back. Friday she was peckish (but probably skipped her nap at daycare which has been happening occasionally). Saturday she has a few (no more than 5) moderately (not all the time, I guess more occasional) itchy blister type spots in random places.. [more inside]
posted by TheLibrarian on Aug 18, 2013 - 13 answers

How do I prevent shingles?

How do I prevent shingles? [more inside]
posted by Hawk V on Feb 17, 2013 - 7 answers

Shingles exposure precautions?

Someone I was in contact with on Christmas has just been diagnosed with shingles. There was skin to skin contact, although I didn't notice any sores (but I wasn't looking for them). I'm concerned that I could transmit the virus to others - particularly some young children, elderly, and otherwise immunocompromised people I would be seeing at another family gathering tomorrow. Should I quarantine myself for a bit? [more inside]
posted by youngergirl44 on Dec 28, 2012 - 8 answers


Is it possible to mask dark spots and scars from the chicken pox without looking like I'm wearing makeup? [more inside]
posted by zarq on Feb 10, 2012 - 23 answers

What are my baby's chances of getting chicken pox?

In 16 days my 3 month old is due to meet my sister's two daughters for the first time. One of the girls came out in chicken pox spots yesterday. The other has not yet had chicken pox and is, so far, showing no symptoms. [more inside]
posted by IanMorr on May 10, 2011 - 13 answers

Adult chickenpox

Tell me your experiences with adult chickenpox. I'm 26 years old and was diagnosed yesterday. Today the spots have spread from my scalp, chest and back to my face in a real bad way, and this thread has me freaking out a bit. [more inside]
posted by moorooka on Aug 8, 2010 - 30 answers

Tips and tricks for Chicken Pox

Chicken Pox, or not? Also, what tricks or tips have you learned in your experiences with Chicken Pox? [more inside]
posted by B(oYo)BIES on Dec 14, 2008 - 17 answers

Is adult chicken pox as bad as they say?

Adult friend may be contracting chicken pox for the first time. What should be expect, and should he avoid it if he can? [more inside]
posted by tittergrrl on Sep 11, 2008 - 26 answers

Green polka dot chicken pox cure!

Help me figure out what was the green stuff, "zelionka," that was used on me as a kid when I had the Chicken Pox in Russia! [more inside]
posted by KateHasQuestions on Jul 24, 2008 - 8 answers

Ack! Weird / Fast / Mysterious Rash! Itchy!!!

SeeADoctorForThisRashFilter: Which we are going to, first thing in the morning, but I'm trying to put the Missus' mind at ease. [more inside]
posted by ZakDaddy on Aug 12, 2007 - 34 answers

Chickenpox Vaccine: Yea or Nea?

Chickenpox Vaccine: Yea or Nea? This would be for a 15-month-old child. [more inside]
posted by Otis on Aug 3, 2006 - 28 answers

It's hot and I've got chicken pox

I'm 27, it's the hottest day in England so far, and I've just been diagnosed with chicken pox. Help?
posted by Katemonkey on Jun 8, 2004 - 24 answers

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