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Can you tell me if a guy was a doctor and one of his children need the chickenpox vaccination, could he bring the vaccination home to give to his child himself?
Depends: I suppose some could do this. However, the vaccine is sensitive to heat and must not get overheated in transit or it would become weakened and worthless. ...Read more
Chickenpox is an illness caused by a virus known as varicella zoster. The first time someone is infected with this virus, usually in childhood, he or she will develop an itchy rash consisting of vesicles or fluid filled, reddened blisters. Chickenpox is highly contagious and spread via infected individuals. We now have an effective ...Read more
Does personalized medicine apply to diagnosis of typical conditions like chickenpox? What tests are needed?
Personalized ???: Dx and rx of something like chickenpox is part of medical care. For most of us it is a visual ( i look at it) DX when paired with a history of how it started. No specific tests are needed & rx is directed at pt comfort. If you are asking about specific contracted care with a concierge dr; that would depend on the wording of your agreement. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Once: You would only need this once. To see if you have had a natural exposure. ...Read more
Need to get rid of chicken pox marks.it's been two years since i got affected by chickenpox .suggest anything that will make the marks disappear soon.
Chicken pox scars: Chicken pox or varicella is a nasty viral infection that can leave unsightly scars. The body will try to 'remodel' a scar for a period up to about 2 years -- after that you are 'stuck' with what you have... unless of course a plastic surgeon comes to the rescue. These days there are a number of cosmetic procedures that may help - but of course will be costly, as these are 'elective' in nature. ...Read more
Chickenpox vaccine: It used to be one vaccine, but now they added a second one. It would be a good idea to ask the doctor to do whats called a titer, all they need to do is get a small tube of blood from you from the lab and that is to see if your body has made it's own antibodies so that you will not get the chicken pox. If your counts come back low, then you will need a second vaccine to be fully immunized. ...Read more
I have had my 1st varicella immunization, and i had the chickenpox when i was like 8 yrs old, do I need to get booster?
Yes: I have read of a small fraction of the population that has trouble developing immunity to this virus that may have repeated attacks. Infants who have it in their first year may only develop partial immunity&have it again. In many cases what was thought was chicken pox in the past may have been another of the blistering ailments like hand/foot/mouth virus. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It's a viral illness: It used to be extremely common, but isn't anymore now that we vaccinate against it. Prior to the vaccine, 100-200 children per year died in the USA as a result of complications of chicken pox. That number is now much lower. Once you have chicken pox, you have it forever. The virus lies dormant near your spinal cord, and sometimes reactivates. When it reemerges, it's called shingles. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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