Chicken pox shingles: Can you get shingles without having chicken pox

Can you get shingles without having chicken pox


Can you get shingles without having chicken pox


I can think of only one sceinerio that could occur. If your mother had chickenpox during pregnancy, it could have passed to you and remained in hibernation many years and come out as shingles.Most (90%) of adults who think they never had Cpx have blood evidence that they did.If you truly never did, you should get the vaccine,it is a nasty disease in adults with occasionally fatal outcome.
Chicken pox shingles: Can you get shingles without having chicken pox

Chickenpox usually precedes Shingles by many years or decades. HOWEVER, chicken pox can be very mild, and not diagnosed, or the illness may be forgotten. An infection with chicken pox virus, whether a classical illness with many lesions, or a few lesions, always precedes shingles. A shingles vaccine or adults over 50 or 60 years, reduces the severity and incidence of Shingles.

Can you get shingles if you have not had chicken pox?


If you are one of the few people in the world that never had chicken pox (proven by blood test) and never got the vaccine, you will never get shingles. However, you may have had it & never knew it (positive blood test) or got the vaccine. In both situations you can get shingles.