Chicken pox or varicella is highly contagious disease caused by varicella zoster virus. It causes rashes, small blisters and itchiness all over your body. It may take two or three weeks to recover completely. It is an air borne disease and its symptoms includes fever, headache and tiredness.
Can You Get Chicken Pox Twice
Yes it is possible to get chicken pox more than once but this is a very rare case. Most of the people who once had chicken pox won’t get it again because they are immune to it for life. However, some people develop it again but it is called shingles later on.
Chicken pox is a very common disease. Recurrence of this disease requires good medical attention. It is important to get the vaccine that could possibly prevent it. It is important to discuss the problems with doctor. When chicken pox occur second time it is called shingles. It is a viral infection which causes painful rash. It can occur anywhere on your body. It is caused by varicella-zoster virus- the same virus that causes chicken pox.
Once you had chicken pox, the virus lay inactive in your nerve tissue near brain and spinal cord and years later it get activated and causes shingles. Al though it is not life threatening but it is very painful. There are vaccines that can reduce the risk of shingles.
Chicken Pox Second Time Symptoms
The symptoms and signs are same but usually it affect only a small section or one side of your body. The symptoms include sensitivity to touch, burning, pain , numbness, rashes around the body, itching. While some people also experience fever, sensitivity to light, headache and fatigue. First system is usually pain which is very intense. Most of the times, depending upon the location of pain it is mistaken as heart, kidney or lungs problem. Some people only experience pain and not rashes
Chicken Pox In Adult Twice
Although it is very rare but when chicken pox happen twice in adults it is very painful. If you have chicken pox as an adult it may lead to shingles. It also causes encephalitis, an inflammation of brain or pneumonia.