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how common is chickpox

A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Tx: Treatment for chicken pox can include Acyclovir (antiviral medication). Itching can be soothed with calamine lotion & colloidal oatmeal baths. To red ... Read More
Dr. Yash Khanna
57 years experience Family Medicine
ForFeverItching: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for itching Tylenol for fever Oatmeal Bath Anti Viral Drug like Zovirax by prescription to be used early in the course

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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
46 years experience Pediatrics
No: Fainting is not a norma; reaction to having chicken pox-check with your doctor to discuss your specific situation.
Dr. Yash Khanna
57 years experience Family Medicine
Not Common: It is not a common occurence
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Deborah Ungerleider
36 years experience Pediatrics
CP can be any time: of the year if he was exposed 7-21 days ago. Was he vaccinated for chickenpox?There is a vaccine recommended at age 1 year,then a booster at age 4.Vac ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
35 years experience Pediatrics
With vaccines...: ...Being given at 12 months, the disease has gotten to be very rare overall, but obviously children too young to get the shot is one of the few risk g ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Yes & no: If you never had chickenpox it is more risk to you than baby at this stage of pregnancy. If CPX develops the last week of pregnancy or at delivery it ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
58 years experience Pediatrics
Fever and rash: It is not common to get either a fever or a rash from the chicken pox vaccine. See your doctor for diagnosis
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Chickenpox: Chickenpox is a viral illness. Sxs of chicken pox include a rash that develops first into blisters and then into scabs, fever, feeling tired, decreas ... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerome Litt
71 years experience Dermatology
CHICKEN POX: Chicken pox starts as a small itchy blisters on the face, trunk and scalp. They can then spread to the entire body. This rash is often accompanied by ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Same as for kids: If an adult avoided the CPX in their lifetime (4%), they can get the disease if exposed. It is the same germ as that for the kids.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ally-Khan Somani
19 years experience Dermatology
Lack of immunity: Chicken pox (varicella) is due to a viral infection from herpes zoster. Everyone, who has never had the infection or the vaccine is at risk of acquiri ... Read More
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