Almost everyone has had chickenpox before age six. In rare cases it happens that a person gets chicken pox at a later age. Someone who gets chicken pox at a later age can become quite ill from it. In addition to a rash, you can also get pneumonia as an adult. Are you over 12 years old and do you have chicken pox? Then contact your doctor.
If you had chickenpox as a child, the virus can remain dormant in your body and cause shingles later in life .