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Chicken Pox - has anyone's dc had it twice?

(7 Posts)
Dexterrocks Sun 05-Dec-10 23:19:21

My ds has had chicken pox (several years ago now). Chicken pox is doing the rounds again in the village and he has developed 3 blisters very similar to chicken pox on his hip.
Could he have caught it again?

notapizzaeater Sun 05-Dec-10 23:24:25

Best Friends DS did, 1st time he was 10 months and it wasn't a bad dose, then again when he was 3.

mankyscotslass Sun 05-Dec-10 23:24:27

It's possible to have it more than once. DH has had it twice. I think you are more likely to get it again if you have a mild dose or are very young when I get it first time.

Appletrees Sun 05-Dec-10 23:25:33

No, but we had cp 14mth followed by shingles at school. anky is righ. It just hangs around.

Dexterrocks Sun 05-Dec-10 23:29:03

He was young and did have a mild dose - it was enough to leave scars though. Yikes!

missnevermind Sun 05-Dec-10 23:40:35

Not the DC but yes I had it twice. I think not very badly the first time, but lots of spots the second time at about 11 or 12.

Quattrocento Sun 05-Dec-10 23:42:24

Yes he could have caught it again.

Mine had chicken pox twice. Until that point I thought it wasn't possible to get it twice.

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