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Can I get chickenpox twice?
5 doctors weighed in

Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
I have read of a small fraction of the population that has trouble developing immunity to this virus that may have repeated attacks.
Infants who have it in their first year may only develop partial immunity&have it again. In many cases what was thought was chicken pox in the past may have been another of the blistering ailments like hand/foot/mouth virus.

In brief: Yes
I have read of a small fraction of the population that has trouble developing immunity to this virus that may have repeated attacks.
Infants who have it in their first year may only develop partial immunity&have it again. In many cases what was thought was chicken pox in the past may have been another of the blistering ailments like hand/foot/mouth virus.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Robert Jackson
Dermatology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: No
The second time will be shingles which is reactivation of chickenpox.

In brief: No
The second time will be shingles which is reactivation of chickenpox.
Dr. Robert Jackson
Dr. Robert Jackson
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