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I need a straight answer. What is chickenpox?
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Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology
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In brief: Viral illness
Chickenpox is a rash and fever caused by the varicella virus, usually in children - although it is far less common now that most kids are vaccinated against it.
The same identical virus causes shingles in adults.

In brief: Viral illness
Chickenpox is a rash and fever caused by the varicella virus, usually in children - although it is far less common now that most kids are vaccinated against it.
The same identical virus causes shingles in adults.
Dr. Joseph Eastern
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Dr. Pamela Moore
Pediatrics
In brief: A viral illness
Chicken pox is a viral illness that results in not only a rash but other symptoms such as fever.
It is an infection with varicella. There is a vaccine that can be given to prevent varicella infection. If you haven't had chicken pox you should ask your doctor if this vaccine would be appropriate for you.

In brief: A viral illness
Chicken pox is a viral illness that results in not only a rash but other symptoms such as fever.
It is an infection with varicella. There is a vaccine that can be given to prevent varicella infection. If you haven't had chicken pox you should ask your doctor if this vaccine would be appropriate for you.
Dr. Pamela Moore
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