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A 38-year-old member asked:

can somebody tell me the symptoms of chickenpox please?

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Dr. Josephine Ruiz-healy
Pediatrics 39 years experience
Skin lesions: The easiest way to describe chickenpox is wen you look at the skin lesions they all appear to be in different stages. The rash you see goes from a pink dot, to small fluid filled blisters to lesions that appear crusted. Thy are all seen at the same time. Lesions crop up for about 5 days, everywhere. Including inside the mouth and other parts of the body. Very itchy. Also have fever, tired, aches.

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A 30-year-old member asked:

Can you get chickenpox twice?

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Dr. David Miller
Dr. David Miller answered
Family Medicine 10 years experience
Not really: Typically you can only get chicken pox once. After that you can get a second type of infection from the same virus called shingles. Shingles is a painful rash that follows a nerve track along the surface of your body. The varicella vaccine can help to prevent both of these diseases.
A 47-year-old member asked:

Is it possible to get chickenpox twice?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Immunity with 1st: Chickenpox will confer immunity with the first infection. There are some times when this may not be permanent, as when an infant gets it before 6m when maternal antibody may interfere with antibody production. There are many rash producing processes that may mimic chickenpox & these probably account for what many think as a first or repeat case.
A 49-year-old member asked:

Is it normal to get chickenpox twice? Is it common for this to happen?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Rarely if ever: Chickenpox will confer lifelong immunity with the first infection. There are few cases when this may not be permanent, like those with immune disorders or after bone marrow transplant . There are many rash producing illnesses that mimic chickenpox & these probably account for what many think as a first or repeat case.
A 32-year-old member asked:

What is caposi's chickenpox?

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Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 25 years experience
KVE: Kaposi varicelliform eruption (KVE) is a skin eruption caused by a variety of viral infections, which has superimposed on a person with underlying atopic dermatitis or eczema.
A 42-year-old member asked:

What is kaposi's chickenpox?

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Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 25 years experience
KVE: Kaposi varicelliform eruption (KVE) is a skin eruption caused by a variety of viral infections, which has superimposed on a person with underlying atopic dermatitis or eczema.

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