How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • Go back-and-forth until satisfied
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Dr. Arun Phophalia Your Own Question
Dr. Arun Phophalia
Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor
Category: Medical
Satisfied Customers: 49431
Experience:  MBBS MS. Post doctoral fellowship in Sports Medicine. General surgeon and sports medicine specialist
5625079
Type Your Medical Question Here...
Dr. Arun Phophalia is online now

I have rheumatoid arthritis and my daughter would like to

This answer was rated:

I have rheumatoid arthritis and my daughter would like to visit, except she has shingles. I have had them twice and never had a vaccination against them, is it safe for her to visit
JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: I have benapoli injections once a week
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the Doctor should know?
Customer: two strokes one following an operation

I am sorry, but with your history of rheumatoid arthritis and being on Benepali injection (which decreases/modify the body immunity), ideally, she should not visit you. You may get Shingles.

Was this information helpful to you?

Please feel free for your follow up questions.

I would be happy to assist you further if you need any more information.

Thanks for using Just Answer.

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
how is the shingles passed on please

Shingles is passed on by skin contact mainly.

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
thank you for your advice

You are very welcome.

Wishing you a speedy resolution and all the very best in life.

" I sincerely hope that I have helped you and that I have earned my 5-star rating today! Please remember to rate my service by selecting the 5 stars at the top of the screen ( rating me now does not close your question). We can continue here until you are satisfied, simply use the reply box and let me know. Thank you!”.

Stay blessed.

Dr. Arun Phophalia and 3 other Medical Specialists are ready to help you