A 49-year-old member asked:
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difference between herpes varicella and varicella?

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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Confusing question: Varicella is a member of the herpes family of viruses. Its more specific name is herpes zoster. It is a cousin to but not the same as herpes simplex, the virus known to cause cold sores and genital herpes.
Answered on Sep 16, 2013

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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
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Same thing: These are two terms for the same thing.
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Herpes zoster...: ...Is the return of the infection caused by the varicella zoster virus. The first time this infection occurs, it is called varicella.
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Dr. Jay Park answered
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Yes: In children, the rash is mild and complete resolution usually occurs within 1-2 weeks.

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