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What Type Of Pathogen Causes Chicken Pox
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
? Igg for Cpx?: A past chickenpox infection should be evident if a sample is testes for chickenpox igg. As it becomes less common, a positive igg study is likely to be the new standard for proving you had it or got the vaccine and may be required for college entry, work, or other reasons. ...Read more
See blow: The rash is caused by the viral particles living there in the skin. ...Read more
Not really: A family of dna viruses known to cause human disease includes the herpes simplex strains that are well known to cause herpes I and ii (cold sore, genital sores)and herpes zoster that cause chickenpox and shingles. There are other herpes viruses that cause human disease but these are the ones under discussion. They are not the same virus. They may be cars but ones a chevy and the other a dodge. ...Read more
They are buddies: Varicella-zoster are the responsible parties in chicken pox and shingles. If you have ever had chicken pox or the vaccine there is the possibility of shingles in your lifetime. While chicken pox does not cause shingles it has a clear role in its development. Other precipitating factors will bring out a shingles outbreak such as a viral illness, fatigue, and stress. ...Read more
I have a rash on my chest that looks a lot like chicken pox except they don't itch. Could there be some other cause for this?
Rash: Yes there are other causes for such a vesicular rad saying that were you previously immunized with varicella vaccine if you did you can still get chicken pox in a modified version fewer lesions that may not itch. Other cause is viral rashes that can mimic ...Read more
How long can the virus that causes chicken pox live on a surface or inanimate object? How do you disinfect items that may have had contact?
Few hours: Viruses can live on objects for a few minutes to hours. Don't know specifically for chicken pox. Go to pharmacy or dollar store and buy some disinfectant wipes or liquids. Hand sanitizers can also be used. ...Read more
Unrelated: The popular common name "chickenpox" has absolutely no relationship to chickens. How the name arose is unclear, but in colonial times it was used to distinguish the condition from "cowpox" or smallpox.Cowpox, a blistery condition that showed up on cow udders, was actually used to create the first vaccine for smallpox after they observed that milkmaids seldom got smallpox. ...Read more
Sir/mam how can remove chicken pox scars and marks in my face? What can I do for remove this types of scars? Pls help me.
Yes 1% can get mild: 1% of patients can get a mild form of chicken pox after few days because it is live vaccine. ...Read more
Chicken pox: If you were sick at the time this happened your immune system may have had a hard time fighting both infections ...Read more
I have red dots in my clitorus they aren't bumps almost look like chicken pox. Cause? Diagnosis? Treatment?
See your doctor: It's difficult to say what they could be without an exam. You should see your doctor and make sure it is not an STD or other type of infection. ...Read more
What would cause this shingles rash if you are obviously immune to chicken pox because you babysat kids with it last month?
Shingles: Shingles is a reactivation of the varicella-zoster virus, a type of herpes virus that causes chickenpox. After you have had chickenpox, the virus lies inactive in your nerve roots and remains inactive until, in some people, it flares up again. When the virus becomes active again, you get shingles instead of chickenpox. ...Read more
Well chicken pox:
Affects all organs. I do not know that it might cause renal failure on its own. But say you had borderline function already and then you got the virus. It is possible it would tip you over....
Many cases of renal failure are borderline with some other incidental mild nephrotoxity
i would ask a nephrologist. ...Read more
Viruses and Kidneys: I have spent a great deal of time researching your question. Hepatitis, hiv, hanta, ebstein-barr, west nile, b-k, and herpes varicella zoster viruses can all affect the kidney. The only one that has chickenpox-like symptoms is zoster though many of the others can have rashes but not vesicles like chickenpox. I hope this is helpful. ...Read more
What other infections cause rashes on skin and red bumps in face besides chicken pox. My son is 4?
Can having scarlet fever and chicken pox cause someone to develop seizures. 2 months later in convulsions for 72 hours & seizures never went away?
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