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I am 22 years old. I had chicken pox when I was 16. Two days ago one of my friend has caught chicken pox And I was there in his room the night before. Is there any chance I can have chicken pox again?

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Hello. No there is no chance that you suffered from chickenpox because chickenpox has life time immunity after first attack. The only thing is that just avoid direct contact with blisters because some times shingles can occur.
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It is unlikely for you to have chicken pox again. But you do can have herpes zoster. So please get urself vaccinated for the same. All the best.
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