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17-08-2005, 12:58   #1
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just wondered if anyone knows if its possible to get mumps twice
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17-08-2005, 14:28   #2
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I don't see why not, I've had chickenpox three times.
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17-08-2005, 14:29   #3
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I don't see why not, I've had chickenpox three times.
Really? I thought you could only get it once and then your body gained a natural immunisation to it.
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17-08-2005, 14:30   #4
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Really? I thought you could only get it once and then your body gained a natural immunisation to it.
I thought that too, but I have had it 3 times. The last time (when I was about 28 ) was shingles, but thats the same thing I think.
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17-08-2005, 14:37   #5
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I thought that too, but I have had it 3 times. The last time (when I was about 28 ) was shingles, but thats the same thing I think.
It's a common misconception - shingles is not the adult form of chickenpox. The virus is similar [they both attack the nervous system] but they are not the same illnesses.
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17-08-2005, 14:40   #6
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It's a common misconception - shingles is not the adult form of chickenpox. The virus is similar [they both attack the nervous system] but they are not the same illnesses.
Oh, I've only had it twice then.
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17-08-2005, 14:54   #7
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As far as I'm aware you can only get the mumps once.
My father had the mumps. Very nasty.
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17-08-2005, 14:57   #8
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It's a common misconception - shingles is not the adult form of chickenpox. The virus is similar [they both attack the nervous system] but they are not the same illnesses.
pls see the following http://www.medinfo.co.uk/conditions/shingles.html

shingles is caused by the chickenpox virus & is therefore albeit the same.once u catch chickenpox you're body retains the virus hence u cant catch it twice EVER.
shingles is almost like a "flare" up of the virus in your system.

After a case of mumps it is very unusual to have a second bout because one attack of mumps almost always gives lifelong protection against another. However, other infections can also cause swelling in the salivary glands, which might lead a parent to mistakenly think a child has had mumps more than once
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if u get mumps when u r near puberty it often causes a little more concern from the medical people.
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17-08-2005, 14:59   #10
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Ok then, I've had it once, but it came back possibly twice
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17-08-2005, 15:01   #11
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Ok then, I've had it once, but it came back possibly twice
it can come back numerous times, some people who suffer with stress can have regular "attacks", and some quite severe.
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17-08-2005, 15:06   #12
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just wondered if anyone knows if its possible to get mumps twice
It is possible but they say it's very unusual to get mumps twice
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17-08-2005, 15:10   #13
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Nick2 may be correct, my mother has had chickenpox a few times, she has no natural immunisation against it. shes not allowed near young children who may be carrying it, doctors very strict with her about it now shes in her sixty's. when I was pregnant the doctor was worried that I may be the same, but I am not..
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17-08-2005, 15:19   #14
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On an additional note, I've had the Hepatitus B vaccine twice and it hasn't worked either time, the doctor said there is no point trying a third time.

I have a weird imune system.
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17-08-2005, 15:42   #15
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Oh, I've only had it twice then.
stop being greedy,give someone else a chance i have never had them
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17-08-2005, 16:03   #16
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It isn't possible to get mumps more than once. However, it is possible to still get mumps after being vaccinated. 'Reported' cases of having mumps twice will involve at least one case of misdiagnosis.
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I thought you could catch mumps twice... I'm sure I remember being told that if, when the first time you get it, it is only on one "side" then you could catch it again... maybe thats just urban myth though

I remember when me and my sister had chickenpox when we were little, my dad had a spot on his arm (not a chickenpox though), told his employer he was coming down with them and went off climbing to Scotland for two weeks leaving my poor mum with two very scratchy and irritable toddlers
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I don't see why not, I've had chickenpox three times.
Realy i think itll be so scary for me to have 3x chickenpox i dont want to have those again..

But now i have a mumps i have twice the first time is when i was 9 yrs old and now im 24 yrs old i have mumps again.. too much pain..
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24-07-2008, 05:06   #19
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When I was a child, my sister had mumps on one side. I caught it from her and had it on both sides. Then, just as I was getting over it, my sister got mumps on the other side. So I think you can get it twice....one side of the other or both sides at one time.
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24-07-2008, 11:21   #20
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I thought you could catch mumps twice...

You can, but it's highly unlikely - sufficiently unlikely that most people believe it's actually impossible.

In the large majority of cases, once you've had mumps (or chicken pox, or measles, or...) the first time, the antibodies that your immune system developed to fight it off will stay in the system's "memory", so that the second time around, the disease never gets a chance to take hold before the antibodies kill it off.

Large majority, but not quite everyone ... some people's immune systems don't work properly, for various reasons; the same failures that might stop a vaccine from working, as mentioned above.

There's a technical difference between a virus lying dormant in the system for years and flaring up again, or invading a second time; but it is only a technical difference. To the poor sod who's got the disease again, it amounts to the same thing; he's "caught mumps" a second time.
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