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A 21-year-old female asked:

Is it true that if my 3 year old daughter has already had scarlet fever she wont get chicken pox?

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Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
Chicken Pox & Fever: Nope. But, your daughter, if she is getting her normal childhood healthcare should have been vaccinated for chicken pox. And, thus be immune and not able to get this common infection. Scarlet fever is a consequence of a severe strep throat infection.
Dr. Charles Rocamboli
Family Medicine 18 years experience
No: No. Scarlet fever is caused by bacteria and chicken pox are caused by a virus. There is no cross immunity.

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Last updated Apr 11, 2018

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