Have you ever been exposed to chickenpox? You may have been infected with varicella zoster virus (VZV) which can cause shingles later in life. Consider the Chickenpox and Shingles Test to measure immunoglobulin G (IgG) antibodies in the blood.
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You can’t get shingles if you have never had chickenpox.
Chickenpox and shingles are both caused by VZV. When a person who has never had chickenpox comes into contact with someone who has shingles, they may contract chickenpox; however, they cannot get shingles. After a person becomes infected with chickenpox, VZV remains inactive in the body. As a person ages or in those living with a weakened immune system, VZV may reactivate, causing shingles.