Question: My mom has shingles…can she transmit it to me?

Hi my mom was told she had Shingles, how contagious is it? I’m assuming skin to skin contact only? Can you get it from just being in the same room? I read that anyone who never had Chicken Pox can get it from someone with Shingles, but can someone who had Chicken Pox transfer it to another who never had it as a carrier?

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12:02 pm

yes,it can be transmitted by skin to skin contact with anybody,more so if the person never had chicken pox.
but anyone who had chicken pox can also transmit it.
once crusts have developed on the lesion,then shingles will no longer get transmitted.