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If my daughter is suffering from chickenpox, can I be infected?

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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

If you have never had it before.

In brief: Yes

If you have never had it before.
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David Miller
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Chicken pox is highly contagious.
If you have not had chicken pox and/or have not been vaccinated then you can indeed get the disease from her. And keep in mind that chicken pox, while a mere nuisance in children, can be quite serious in adults.

In brief: Yes

Chicken pox is highly contagious.
If you have not had chicken pox and/or have not been vaccinated then you can indeed get the disease from her. And keep in mind that chicken pox, while a mere nuisance in children, can be quite serious in adults.
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Dr. Barry Bergman
Pediatrics

In brief: Maybe

If you had chickenpox or the vaccine earlier in life .
.No you will not get it. If you have not had either yes you can get it and it is usually much worse as an adult.

In brief: Maybe

If you had chickenpox or the vaccine earlier in life .
.No you will not get it. If you have not had either yes you can get it and it is usually much worse as an adult.
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