** Originally posted by cereal **
Need Information....I have psoriasis, I'm having a pretty bad flare up right now. My father was complaining of his hip hurting him last Thursday, Friday and over the weekend. He went to the doctor today and found out he has shingles. I was at his house Saturday night. Supposedly Dad started breaking out this morning after he got his shower before going to the doctor. The doctor told him they caught it in the very early stage.... All day today I have been in misery, the itching has been really bad, and the spots actually hurt. Can anyone enlighten me on the subject, like was he contagious Saturday? Could I have shingles along with the psoriasis, and if so how would I know? I'm so covered by the psoriasis it would be hard to tell if I have a rash.
Also I know this is way off the subject of psoriasis, but my daughter who is pregnant was with Dad Easter Sunday, I checked some other boards before I came here, she is due July 22nd. Does anyone know enough about shingles to tell me if there is any risk to the baby.Or point me to a site where I can find out about shingles and pregnancy. I did the search engines, couldn't find a direct answer. Thanks...please email me at email@example.com everyone hang in there. God Bless.