4 doctors weighed in:

Can you get chicken pox again if you had a mild case?

4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Alan Levine
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Yes, you can, although it would probably be a fairly mild case.

In brief: Yes

Yes, you can, although it would probably be a fairly mild case.
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Dr. Alvin Lin
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics

In brief: No

Once you've had chickenpox, that's it.
You won't get it again. However, because virus goes into hibernation in your body, it can reactivate later on in life when you're under stress or your immune system is compromised. This time, rather than getting pox all over your body, you end up with a swath of itchy painful blisters (shingles) that hopefully won't turn into post-herpetic neuralgia.

In brief: No

Once you've had chickenpox, that's it.
You won't get it again. However, because virus goes into hibernation in your body, it can reactivate later on in life when you're under stress or your immune system is compromised. This time, rather than getting pox all over your body, you end up with a swath of itchy painful blisters (shingles) that hopefully won't turn into post-herpetic neuralgia.
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Rare if ever

If you had true cpx after a year of age you likely have lifelong immunity.
People with immune defects or after a bone marrow transplant may be suscepyable.Some have questioned whether kids having it under 6mo may be only partially protected, but there are few available to confirm this.You can have a blood test to seeif you have antibody protection.

In brief: Rare if ever

If you had true cpx after a year of age you likely have lifelong immunity.
People with immune defects or after a bone marrow transplant may be suscepyable.Some have questioned whether kids having it under 6mo may be only partially protected, but there are few available to confirm this.You can have a blood test to seeif you have antibody protection.
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