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Could somebody be sterile from having the chicken pox as an adult?

Could somebody be sterile from having the chicken pox as an adult?

Not likely: Chickenpox can cause temporary infertility from fever that decreases sperm count. This usually resolves within 90 days. It rarely causes orchitis or testicular inflammation. That is more commonly attributed to mumps so no...Not likely sterility results from chickenpox.. ...Read more

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Can you get chicken pox as a adult?

Yes: Anyone can get chicken pox if they have never had it before and were not vaccinated against it. Also, immunosuppressed people may get it anyway. Theoretically it is possible to be infected by someone with shingles (herpes zoster). ...Read more

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Can adults catch chicken pox just like kids can?

Yes: If they never had them as a kid they can get them as an adult. Most (80%) who don't recall having them as a kid have blood test evidence that they did have them in the past. However, adult chickenpox is quite worrisome with some developing a fatal pneumonia and many quite sick with the illness. ...Read more

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What is the actual name of chicken pox in adults?

What is the actual name of chicken pox in adults?

Chicken pox: Still called chicken pox in adults. A special type which affect only a portion of face(like right upper 1/4 of face) or body (like a linear form involving right chest/back ) called shingles(herpes zoster). ...Read more

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How is chicken pox different in adults than children?

How is chicken pox different in adults than children?

Worse: Usually adults would ill seriously. Another type of "chicken pox" in adults is called shingles(herpes zoster). ...Read more

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Why is chicken pox more harmful to adults than to kids?

Why is chicken pox more harmful to adults than to kids?

Get much sicker: Adults get sicker with high fever, more intense itching, and can get other infections such as pneumonia due to lowered immunity caused by the chicken pox. There's also greater risk of death, visible scarring, and shingles resulting from chicken pox in adults. It can also cause sterility in adult men. Adults immune system is stronger which is why they mount more of a response than kids. ...Read more

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I'm wondering why are chicken pox dangerous as an adult?

Outcome variability: At it's peak, chickenpox was most common in preschool kids, with > 2 million cases/yr , 50 deaths & 10, 000 hospitalizations. With the adoption of the vaccine the kid problem has become less an issue & sporadic adult cases have gotten more attention. Adults are at higher risk of a fatal pneumonia for reasons that are unexplained.We see a similar increased morbidity with mumps in adulthood. ...Read more

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How soon after chicken pox can an adult go back to work?

About a week: Chickenpox tends to emerge in waves of new spots over a period of 2-5 days.The blister grows, pops ; crusts usually within a single day. A person is considered contagious for 1-2 days before to 6 days after the emergence of the rash. ...Read more

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What food to eat when you have chicken pox to adult female?

What food to eat when you have chicken pox to adult female?

Family practice: You can eat anything that you can tolerate. Soup is always good. ...Read more

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