Results are out! Find what you Get quick advice or join the chat
Hey there! Sign in to join this conversationNew here? Join for free

I think I'm getting Chickenpox

Announcements Posted on
Will you get the grades you need for uni? Get prepared today and de-stress, sign up to email alerts for course places! 02-06-2015
Waiting on IB results? Our IB results hub explains everything you need to know 01-06-2015
    • Thread Starter

    omg my skin all over my body is itchy and I'm getting random spots/lumps coming up on my back.
    I've had chickenpox before but my friend recently got it but I think I've contracted it from him

  1. Offline

    Relax, its possible to get it twice, but could be shingles if you start to feel achy. Probably best to see a doctor to be sure, then avoid contact with people who've never had it and use calamine lotion to help with the itching.
  2. Offline

    you cant get chicken pox twice. It can be shingles though. Call the GP now! Tell them what u suspect they should be able to get you an emergency apnt and they will put you in quarantine while you wait. I ad chicken pox for the first time last year so I've een through it. If you are above 18 you need to go anti virals ASAP.


Submit reply


Thanks for posting! You just need to create an account in order to submit the post
  1. this can't be left blank
    that username has been taken, please choose another Forgotten your password?
  2. this can't be left blank
    this email is already registered. Forgotten your password?
  3. this can't be left blank

    6 characters or longer with both numbers and letters is safer

  4. this can't be left empty
    your full birthday is required
  1. By joining you agree to our Ts and Cs, privacy policy and site rules

  2. Slide to join now Processing…

Updated: May 5, 2012
TSR Support Team

We have a brilliant team of more than 60 Support Team members looking after discussions on The Student Room, helping to make it a fun, safe and useful place to hang out.

New on TSR

Improving your uni offer

Why now is the time to think about Adjustment


Think you'll be in clearing or adjustment?

Hear direct from unis that want to talk to you

Get email alerts for university course places that match your subjects and grades. Just let us know what you're studying.

Quick reply
Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.