Can chickenpox be caused by shingles?

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Chicken pox can be caused by shingles. Both are caused by the same virus. But this happens rarely. As the virus is transmitted usually by airborne route.

Can you get shingles If you have not had the chickenpox?

Answer Actually shingles and chicken pox do have a lot to do with each other. Varicella-zoster is the virus. When you get chicken pox the virus stays in your body. Stress or

Do chickenpox later mutate to cause shingles?

Once you get the chicken pox infection, the virus gets hidden in your posterior root ganglion. How does it evades the immune system is poorly understood. It comes out in the f

Can you get shingles from chickenpox?

You can't get shingles from exposure to someone with chickenpox. However, you get shingles from reactivation of your own prior infection with chickenpox.

Can you get chickenpox if you have shingles?

No, you can't get chickenpox if you had shingles. If you have shingles, you already had chickenpox and are immune. You can't get shingles unless you already had chickenpox. C

Can chickenpox vaccine cause shingles?

Chickenpox vaccine does not cause shingles directly, but the virus, like naturally-caught virus, stays in the spinal cord and may be reactivated later to cause herpes. The cha

Can you get chickenpox or shingles if you had chickenpox?

You are not likely to get chickenpox if you had them before, but the virus stays in your body for life, and may be reactivated in the future to cause shingles. Between 20 and

Can you get shingles if you have had chickenpox?

After you have chicken pox, you can get shingles. The virus remain hidden, in the posterior root ganglion, for the rest of your lifetime. It comes out to invade the region sup

Can you get chickenpox if you had shingles?

You are unlikely to get chickenpox if you had shingles in the past. Shingles is evidence of prior infection with chickenpox, and an episode of chickenpox typically provides li

Does the same virus that causes chickenpox cause shingles?

Yes. Once infected by the virus, you get chickenpox, and the virus is never cleared by the body. It goes and lives in the nervous system (brain and spine) from where it occasi

Are shingles caused by people not having childhood chickenpox?

According to my grandfather, if you have chickenpox, or have had chickenpox as a child, then you are prone to having shingles. If you are above the ago of 40 or 50, you have a

Does chickenpox virus cause shingles?

Yes, chickenpox virus causes shingles. The virus remains in your body for life after having chickenpox. Later, it may be reactivated and cause shingles, or herpes zoster.