Re: shingles in 7 year old
Shingles is a second form of chicken pox. You can not control the chances of having it happen again, although we want to. Shingles is a outbreak of rashes/blisters on skin caused by the same virus that causes chicken pox. With shingles, you need to understand everyone has the chicken pox virus inside us, and shingles is the same virus. It just hides in the body and sometimes just blooms on its own. It can also be passed on, if a person has it, it can spread to someone else. Since shingles is the same virus as the chicken pox, you need to realize the only true way to not get shingles is to have an complete and full outbreak of chicken pox (on skin, in mouth, on head, in hair, everywhere). I asked all those questions when I got shingles for my first time too. Your child will be fine. Make sure she takes off of their antibiotics.