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What are the side effects of chicken pox

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Dr. Roy Benaroch
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Yes: All vaccines and all medications and all medical interventions have side effects. Fortunately the common side effects of vaccines are mild and pass qu... Read More
Dr. Evelyn Hurvitz
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Yes: Side effect to the chicken pox vaccine include local redness or temporary pain at the site of the injection. Less than 1% of children given the chick... Read More

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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Chicken pox sxs: Sxs of chicken pox include a rash that develops first into blisters and then into scabs, fever, feeling tired, decreased appetite and headache. Chick... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Initial Rxn 48h: The pain & discomfort of any big series generally clears in 48hrs. With the MMR young adults sometimes have some mild joint stiffness or pain that ca... Read More
Dr. Julia Stanford
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 23 years experience
Generally 1-2 days: You should feel better in a few days. Take tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen if you have no medical contraindications to these.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vicki Levine
Dermatology 41 years experience
Shingles: If the rash is made od blisters that was preceded by pain or itching, you made me right. Depending on how long you have had the rash, you can take an ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Can make it worse: Prednisolone can suppress the natural response to the inflammation and increase the intensity of the outbreak.
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ashu Syal
Pediatric Nephrology and Dialysis 30 years experience
Shingles?????: Well! is it shingles ? ( i mean ---the rash on side?). If so, it is recurrent disease, extremely painful and yes can cause behavioral issues due to un... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Scholand
Infectious Disease 23 years experience
Pustular rash: This could be folliculitis or an irritated infectious rash from rubbing between your skin surfaces. I wonder if you've been hot and sweaty lately? Si... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 58 years experience
Rash: If the rash is not blistery in different stages of development, it is not chicken pox
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Chickenpox: Chickenpox virus is identical to herpes zoster virus. You could be having an outbreak of herpes Zoster. If so it is always in the same area of the b... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Seely
General Practice 31 years experience
NEEDS to be seen: It's hard to tell by description--so he needs to be seen to get a diagnosis. Chicken pox seems least likely but 'hot bumps' is concerning for an infec... Read More

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