Ask a Doctor and Get an Answer to Your Medical Question ASAP
Hi there. Thank you for your question. I will be helping you out with your queries
Have you ever had chicken pox yourself in the past?
What dose of prednisolone are you on for your PMR?
Please let me know.
Please answer the questions that I have posted above.
Use the reply button and the text box.
I have had chicken pox about 8 years ago I caught it off my son
I am down to 9mg now but unfortunately still experiencing symptoms on a day to day basis :(
I am not concerned but my BF is concerned that I am maybe more prone to infection becuase of my PMR
Just to let you know, shingles happens only from reactivation of the virus that is already present in your body. Since you got chicken pox 8 years ago you will not get chicken pox again but you can get shingles. But you cannot get shingles from any other person, it is only due to the re-activation of the same virus that is hiding in the nerves of your body.
So your boyfriend's son cannot give you shingles.
Great thanks for that
Very helpful :>)
You are most welcomeWish you all the best.Please do rate me for my services by clicking on one of the smilies below.Kindest Regards