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Does a history of chickenpox mean immunity?
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Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology
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In brief: Yes, if dx correct
Having chicken pox confers immunity, yes.
The problem is that other rashes resemble chicken pox. Was the diagnosis was made by a dermatologist or pediatrician, or by somebody's aunt sadie? If it's important to know for sure, your doctor can order a varicella titer, which will tell you if you have antibodies to the virus in your blood.

In brief: Yes, if dx correct
Having chicken pox confers immunity, yes.
The problem is that other rashes resemble chicken pox. Was the diagnosis was made by a dermatologist or pediatrician, or by somebody's aunt sadie? If it's important to know for sure, your doctor can order a varicella titer, which will tell you if you have antibodies to the virus in your blood.
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