Question by  lazlong (51)

Are there any instances of shingles in children?

I think my daughter has shingles instead of chicken pox.


Answer by  G12345 (1808)

Singles can occur at any age, but does require previous infection with chicken pox. It is most common in the elderly, but can occur in the young especially if immunosuppressed. See you doctor for a firm diagnosis.


Answer by  Thecurer (6)

Chicken pox usually appears in children with little or no immunity, shingles occurs in adults with limited immunity. Therefore, your daughter does not have shingles, because shingles occurs in adults.


Answer by  Anonymous

Yes children can get the shingles. I got them when I was 7. When I was a baby I had a very mild case of the chickpox.


Answer by  jheremans (1446)

Children can have the shingles, it is quite rare and it is a recurrence of chicken pox. If your daughter has not had chicken pox then it probably is just chicken pox but if she had this disease before then its best to consult your pediatrician for proper diagnosis.

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