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I have PMR My boyfriends son has chicken pox I have had chicken

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I have PMR
My boyfriends son has chicken pox
I have had chicken pox however does my PMR leave me more at risk of catching shingles from someone who has chicken pox?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. SH replied 3 years ago.
Dr. Shahzad MD :

Hi there. Thank you for your question. I will be helping you out with your queries

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Have you ever had chicken pox yourself in the past?

Dr. Shahzad MD :

What dose of prednisolone are you on for your PMR?

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Please let me know.

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Thank you.

Customer:

I have had chicken pox about 8 years ago I caught it off my son

Customer:

I am down to 9mg now but unfortunately still experiencing symptoms on a day to day basis :(

Customer:

I am not concerned but my BF is concerned that I am maybe more prone to infection becuase of my PMR

Dr. Shahzad MD :

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.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

So your boyfriend's son cannot give you shingles.

Customer:

Great thanks for that

Customer:

Very helpful :>)

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