U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
South Africa
A 41-year-old female asked:

I have other kids 1had it before and the others didnt. can you get chickenpox more than once.

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Unlikely/basics: Wild Chickenpox as a rule will provide lifelong immunity.Someone with an immune defect or those who have had their immune system altered by preparation for a bone marrow transplant might be susceptible. There are other blister producing illnesses that can mimic chickenpox. By adulthood, as many as 95% of those who do not think they had it will have antibodies that show they did.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership

Related questions

A 42-year-old member asked:
2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
A 41-year-old member asked:
1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
A 41-year-old member asked:
2 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
A 37-year-old member asked:
2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Last updated Aug 2, 2020
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.