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how many types of chicken pox are there

A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Greer
43 years experience Family Medicine
Different: Chicken pox (varicella) is a herpes virus that infects children not immunized against it.Many meningitis infections are also viral but infect the cent ... Read More

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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
A virus: Called varicella-zoster virus
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Tomeo
37 years experience Dermatology
AHA's and Retinoids: The most effective topical creams to reduce scars is Alpha hydroxy acids such as glycoloic or Lactic Acid containing creams. Retinoids in the form of ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
38 years experience Pain Management
Chickenpox: Unfortunately there is not much that you can do to remove these marks from your face once you have had chickenpox. I would see a cosmetologist who may ... Read More
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chevies Newman
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Need some info: Many people may have chicken pox exposure and not know; shingles is painful. It spreads in a distict dermatome, or nerve distribution of the skin. I ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 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 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott J. Wolfson
21 years experience Pediatrics
Give it time: Chicken pox is contagious until all the lesions have scabbed over. Oatmeal baths can give some temporary relief as well as an occasional antihistamine ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Respiratory or touch: Wild chickenpox is transmitted by infected patients from 24 hours or more before the first spots for 6 days after the first ones appear.It can pass as ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
49 years experience Dermatology
Contact: It's viral infection. Usually need contact with patient (who acts as source).
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Rare if ever: If you had true cpx after a year of age you likely have lifelong immunity.People with immune defects or after a bone marrow transplant may be suscepti ... Read More

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