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My mother has chickenpox. What should I tell her?

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In brief: Chicken pox

Chicken pox is a self-limited infection.
However, in patients outside of childhood the symptoms can be much more severe with complications not usually seen in children. Since chicken pox is not a very common disease (most of us have either had the disease or have been vaccinated) i would make sure the diagnosis is certain. You really should have someone have a look at her.

In brief: Chicken pox

Chicken pox is a self-limited infection.
However, in patients outside of childhood the symptoms can be much more severe with complications not usually seen in children. Since chicken pox is not a very common disease (most of us have either had the disease or have been vaccinated) i would make sure the diagnosis is certain. You really should have someone have a look at her.
Dr. Donald Shenenberger
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Dr. Joseph Eastern
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In brief: See her doctor

Chickenpox in adults is usually a more severe illness than chickenpox in children.
Tell her to see her doctor.

In brief: See her doctor

Chickenpox in adults is usually a more severe illness than chickenpox in children.
Tell her to see her doctor.
Dr. Joseph Eastern
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