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Scratching head sensation, roommate suffering from chicken pox. Had chicken pox previously. Did i get it again? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 14-Mar-2013
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User:hey doctor
User:i have a query
Doctor:sure, please proceed
User:we are living with 4 frnds and one of them was suffering from chicken pox
User:from last 10 days
User:today i was feel like straching my head
User:in past i had chicken pox
User:do u feel like i am affected too
Doctor:in case, you have had the infection, in your childhood, then you have developed immunity to it
Doctor:and you will not have a recurrance of the infection
User:i am feeling like straching
User:why is that
User:can i sure i will not be affected again
Doctor:you already antibodies to the chicken pox virus, and those will be protective
User:so no need to worry right?
Doctor:no, u dont need to worry about it
User:thanks doctor
User:for ur help
Doctor:Once infected with chicken pox a person is considered immune.
Doctor:YOU ARE very welcome
User:thanks doctor for my query
Doctor:take care and have a good evening
User:u too
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