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Chickenpox (Definition)

Caused by the varicella-zoster virus, chicken pox results in a blister rash that starts on the stomach, back, and face and spreads throughout the entire body. These small itchy blisters eventually scab over. Associated symptoms include itching, fatigue, malaise, and a fever. The most effective method to prevent spreading of the varicella virus is ...Read more


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Can somebody tell me the symptoms of chickenpox please?

Can somebody tell me the symptoms of chickenpox please?

Skin lesions: The easiest way to describe chickenpox is wen you look at the skin lesions they all appear to be in different stages. The rash you see goes from a pink dot, to small fluid filled blisters to lesions that appear crusted. Thy are all seen at the same time. Lesions crop up for about 5 days, everywhere. Including inside the mouth and other parts of the body. Very itchy. Also have fever, tired, aches. ...Read more

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Why do adults and older children get sicker than younger children with chickenpox?

Good question !!: The viral infection is systemic and adults for some reason are more susceptible to brain and lung involvement. ...Read more

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I have never had chickenpox and test showed no immunity, both my children had it when they were young so does that mean i will never get it ?

No.: Not at all. If testing shows that you have no antibodies to the virus, you could get chickenpox at any time in the future, if you are exposed to it. You could get the chickenpox vaccine; but a better idea, at your age, might be to get the shingles vaccine, which immunizes you against both chickenpox and shingles. (they are caused by the same virus.) ask your doctor about it. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of chickenpox in teens?

What are the symptoms of chickenpox in teens?

Same as in chldren: Symptoms and signs of chicken pox in teens are pretty much same as in younger children. However, teens tend to develop severe form of disease ( lot more bumps) and its complications, i.e., meningoencephalitis. ...Read more

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What are some symptoms of chickenpox in babies?

What are some symptoms of chickenpox in babies?

Skin lesions: The easiest way to describe chickenpox is when you look at the skin lesions they all appear to be in different stages. The rash you see goes from a pink dot, to small fluid filled blisters to lesions that appear crusted. Thy are all seen at the same time. Lesions crop up for about 5 days, everywhere. Including inside the mouth and other parts of the body. Very itchy. Also have fever, tired, aches. ...Read more

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Is vomiting a symptom of chickenpox?

Is vomiting a symptom of chickenpox?

Can occur: Greetings.Chickenpox can be associated with many symptoms to include cold-like or gastrointestinal symptoms. Vomiting can be a sign of a serious complication of chickenpox so if you or someone you know has chickenpox with vomiting, they should be seen by a doctor promptly. If a chickenpox rash is not present, then something else is causing the vomiting and should be assessed as well. Best regards. ...Read more

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My kid seems to be walking funny, is this a normal symptom of chickenpox?

My kid seems to be walking funny, is this a normal symptom of chickenpox?

Could Be: Ataxia or poorly balanced walking is a rare symptom of chicken pox. Was your child immunized? Need to see your doctor. ...Read more

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In cases of dryscabs from chickenpox is it safe to be around others and including children?

In cases of dryscabs from chickenpox is it safe to be around others and including children?

Droplet/contact: Chickenpox can be spread by airborn droplets inhaled into the lung or contact with contaminated material ( secretions or debris from blisters). Infected kids are contagious from the day before until 6-7 days after they begin to break out. If all lesions are crusted & dry & the time frame is right, they are safe to be around. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of chickenpox pneumonia?

What are the symptoms of chickenpox pneumonia?

Like any other: Similar to any viral pneumonia, shortness of breath, cough, perhaps some chest pain, fever, chills. ...Read more