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If you have had the shingles can you get the

Patient: If you have had the shingles can you get the chicken pox again

 

 

Doctor: Hello. Welcome to ask the doctor. I understand your concern.Although it is said that once chicken pox occurs, one c an never get it again. But practically its not true. I have seen many patients with repeated episode of chicken pox even after shingles.So the rule is not strict.I hope I am able to solve your query.If you have any further query, you may ask us.Stay healthy.

 


 

 
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Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Toronto. He currently operates Infinity Health Centre, a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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