Supposed to be going out with my mate tomorrow but he's just phoned me to say that his mother has shingles. Apparently it's beginning to clear up now now.. she's had it for a while but has kept it to herself. He also told me that he has a cold sore, which is something he rarely gets. Will it be ok to see him tomorrow, if not how long should I stay away from him? I had chicken pox as a child - approx 55 years ago. I'm currently taking enbrel, methotrexate and lefluomide.