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My boyfriend said that you can die if u get the chickenpox 2times in your lifetime is this true?

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Dr. Danny Proffitt
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In brief: Absolutely NOT

Chicken pox is a congtageous disease.
Once you have the chicken pox, you should be immune. One could get chickenpox and have a rare complication, such as chicken pox pneumonia and possibly die from the complications but this would be extremely rare. One could be immunosuppressed (transplant patient and such) and contract zoster and die from complications. But not, not in general.

In brief: Absolutely NOT

Chicken pox is a congtageous disease.
Once you have the chicken pox, you should be immune. One could get chickenpox and have a rare complication, such as chicken pox pneumonia and possibly die from the complications but this would be extremely rare. One could be immunosuppressed (transplant patient and such) and contract zoster and die from complications. But not, not in general.
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Another nutty superstition about recurrent chicenpox / shingles that if it runs down both sides at the same level and they touch in the middle, the person will die. Just not true.
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