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I am a 32 year old woman who has had shingles in the past

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I am a 32 year old woman who has had shingles in the past (age 24?) on my torso I was around my bosses son and hugged him today. He's 4. About 1/2 hour later, a girl I work with noticed a rash on my neck behind my ear and some in my hear. She said it was only on the left. This evening I'm noticing tingling on the left side of my face. And almost like a toothache feeling. I think it's shingles. How worried should my boss be. This was 6 hours ago. Is there something that can be done? I ask because they have so much going on in their personal lives, I worry they are going to be so upset. I don't know how important it is I tell them tonight or I wait until morning. Thank you.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Pediatrics
Expert:  Dr. Su S. replied 1 year ago.


Thank you for your question.

I am Dr. Su S. and I will try my best to help you.

I am sorry for your problem.

You need not to worry.

Shingles is contagious when there is contact with the fluid of the blister.

You do not have blisters & it is not certain that you have shingles also.

The boy is likely to be vaccinated against chicken pox.

That would protect him too.

There should not be any risk of transmission.

I hope this information will be helpful.

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Wish your healthy life.