View Full Version : shingles in my office

12-04-2008, 08:58 AM
I have lupus and a women in my office just found out she has shingles should I be around her? I called my doctors office and am waiting for a call back. My lupus ahs been very actively lately so i'm a little anxious about this situation. Has anyone ever had an issue like this before?

12-04-2008, 10:01 AM
Hi Kim,
I think that you need to be careful around her big time. I have had the Shingles and they suck big time. I never had a work related incident but I guess I got them from exposure out in the public.


12-04-2008, 05:43 PM
The problem with shingles...is by the time you figure out someone around you has em....you are already in the incubation period.

I've had shingles once. Although you can not break out in the same area, you can break out in another area.

The good news is...I have been exposed to shingles and chicken pokes many many times since my first breakout of shingles and have NOT gotten them again...so far.

Good luck.