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What things predispose someone to chickenpox?

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Dr. Richard Feinstein
Dermatology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Chicken pox

Chicken pox is an infection caused by the varicella virus.
You will likely get the disease if you are near another person with chicken pox, who breathes the virus into the air but only when you have no immunity: which means that you have never had the disease ever before, or were never vaccinated. It is a very contagious virus and most people have chicken pox in childhood and never again.

In brief: Chicken pox

Chicken pox is an infection caused by the varicella virus.
You will likely get the disease if you are near another person with chicken pox, who breathes the virus into the air but only when you have no immunity: which means that you have never had the disease ever before, or were never vaccinated. It is a very contagious virus and most people have chicken pox in childhood and never again.
Dr. Richard Feinstein
Dr. Richard Feinstein
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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Exposure,immunity

Exposure to someone else with chickenpox in someone who was not vaccinated or was not vaccinated recently.
If you are run down and have a weakened immune system you will prone than someone else.

In brief: Exposure,immunity

Exposure to someone else with chickenpox in someone who was not vaccinated or was not vaccinated recently.
If you are run down and have a weakened immune system you will prone than someone else.
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dr. Morris Westfried
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