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To think it can't be chickenpox again?

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StephoooH Sun 24-Jul-16 01:24:01

DD (6) had chicken pox in October. These have just come up, is it that again?

SquidgyRedBall Sun 24-Jul-16 01:29:51

I'm not a doctor or a nurse but some people do get chicken pox twice x

MrsTerryPratchett Sun 24-Jul-16 01:30:39

I had it twice and DD had it after being inoculated.

StephoooH Sun 24-Jul-16 01:33:32

Does it look like it? When she had it before it didn't look the sane

Flowerbunty Sun 24-Jul-16 01:43:44

Could it be impetigo?

TheMaddHugger Sun 24-Jul-16 03:09:10

DD had it twice. sorry Love

TheMaddHugger Sun 24-Jul-16 03:10:47

Flowerbunty might be onto something. It is possible Chicken Pox but could be impetigo.

Get it checked out


PrincessPotsie Sun 24-Jul-16 03:48:38

It does look like it.

Kitecutter Sun 24-Jul-16 05:53:31

You can definitely get chicken pox more than once. DH had it three times as a child and DD had it twice in the space of 3 months (interesting conversation with the school the second time - they believed me eventually when several other kids came down with it). DS has managed to completely avoid it!

Get it checked with the GP though.

lljkk Sun 24-Jul-16 06:06:24

Not sure a GP would be available to check, do they make house calls?
What a bummer.

Fairylea Sun 24-Jul-16 06:07:40

I have had it 4 times. I do have some thyroid problems which lower my immune system a bit but it is definitely possible to get it more than once!

AristotlesTrousers Sun 24-Jul-16 06:13:08

There's an outside chance it could be hand, foot and mouth? DS2 had it recently and had quite a few spots all over. clutches at straws

But if the initial symptoms the same as when she had it before, OP, then you're probably right. Hope your DD feels better soon.

Gizlotsmum Sun 24-Jul-16 06:33:39

It does look like it and can have it more than once. Maybe take that photo to a pharmacy and they can confirm.

scaryteacher Sun 24-Jul-16 08:49:09

Ds had it 4 times.

confuugled1 Sun 24-Jul-16 09:16:37

From memory it's something like 5-10% of the population will get chickenpox more than once. Some might just get it twice while others may get it several times.

If you do get it twice then it's worth considering that you become part of the group that can get it more than once so to try to stay clear of others that have it if possible in the same way you might if you haven't had it. (I know some people are happy to let their kids play with someone who has CP if they've already had it thinking they will be safe).

It's one of those things - because the large majority of those who have had CP won't get it again, an urban myth has sprung up that it's impossible to catch it twice when actually there's a small but reasonable risk of it happening.

I think ( but can't guarantee my memory!) that 5-10% of those vaccinated will go on to catch CP again suggesting that there's a small group of people who don't develop a resistance to CP.

justilou Sun 24-Jul-16 23:20:45

Could also be contagium molluscum... Better get it checked out to be on the safe side.

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