• question-icon

    Can chicken pox reoccur?

Posted on Mon, 14 Apr 2014 in Infections
Question: My friend has the shingles, I had chicken pox when I was 9 or 10 years old. I had the shingles in my 39's. I am 54 years old. I put medicene on my friend and touched his soars n put calamine lotion on him. He still has it, I am now feeling ill. I am nauciated, itching all over sometimes, and achee like the flu! Am I getting the pox on shingles?
Answered by Dr. Raju A.T 1 hour later
Brief Answer: Chances are less Detailed Answer: Hi, Thanks for your query. Usually one who gets infected with chicken pox gets immunized for life. Only in rare cases he /she may get reinfected. Need not worry, even if you are exposed it may take a minimum of 4 to 5 days for the symptoms to appear in you, they may not show in less than that. Please do ask if any doubts. regards,
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
Follow up: Dr. Raju A.T 2 hours later
I am achee, stomach hurts, nauciated and feeling bad! I was told due to my age n had pox yrs ago the immune system lessons and becapuse i touched his open soars i can get shingles again, n being how i feel right now i am scared n waiting for then to appear, is this true?
Answered by Dr. Raju A.T 18 minutes later
Brief Answer: No, Detailed Answer: Hi, Usually immunity due to chicken is for life. Your symptoms could either be psychological or due to another cause. Do get examined by your treating doctor for your confirmation. Regards,
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
Answered by
Dr. Raju A.T

General & Family Physician

Practicing since :2008

Answered : 4035 Questions


The User accepted the expert's answer

Share on

Recent questions on  Chicken pox

doctor1 MD

my son was diagnosed with rhabdomayosarcoma in his right testicle in dec 2008. we was 5yrs old. it was stage 1 and had the testicle removed no...

doctor1 MD

Hello Doctor. My Husband got chicken pox and the local physician prescribed him cifran 500 twice daily and ocuvir 400DT 3 times daily in water....

doctor1 MD

my dad s been sick with terrific rectum pains for about a week. He has no appetite; not really eating anything solid. Prior condition post...

doctor1 MD

Hi, doctor i'm 18 yrs old boy.i masturbate 2-3 times a day n after tht mine head get dull n even aches.i'm doing since 3-4 yrs i'm just fed of.when...

doctor1 MD

If you never had chicken pox do you need this to prevent shingles?

doctor1 MD

What could be cause of my rash? I was traveling in COZUMEL and Cancun. The last morning ( Nov. 22 ) I swam in the heated pool, which was being...

doctor1 MD

Sore Throat with spots on throat. low grade fever 96.5. tingling pins and needles in fingers, rash spreading over body, some on face around nose...

Get personalised answers from verified doctor in minutes across 80+ specialties

141 Doctors Online

By proceeding, I accept the Terms and Conditions

HCM Blog Instant Access to Doctors
HCM Blog Questions Answered
HCM Blog Satisfaction
Questions Answered By Dr. Raju A.T
  • Q - Suffer from hypertension and weakness. Does meth use cause thyroid problem?

  • Q - What is the effect of steroids on the heart during puberty in boys?

  • Q - Having psychological problems. Taking therapy. Any advice?

  • Q - Body feels shaky. What is the cause and how to control this?

  • Q - Experiencing a periodic mild numbness in arm. Family history of MS. Any...

  • Q - Medicine for G6PD patient with fever?

  • Q - Having pain and pressure in eye with headache. Sinus MRI normal. What...

  • Q - Snorted meth. Having sore throat and cough. Is there any complication?

  • Q - Have small penis. Will penomet penis enlargement pump work to enlarge it?

  • Q - Found high BP readings on home monitors. Any thoughts?