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Chickenpox

Chickenpox, known medically as varicella, is a viral infection which mostly affects children. The condition is most commonly known by the red, itchy spots which are seen on the patient’s body.

  • Chickenpox contagious

    Is chickenpox contagious?

    The chickenpox virus (varicella-zoster) is highly contagious and precautions must be taken to preven…

  • Chickenpox treatment

    Chickenpox treatment

    In most cases, chickenpox does not require medical treatment. The body’s own immune system wil…

  • Chickenpox in adults

    Chickenpox in adults and teenagers

    Chickenpox in all age-groups is caused by the varicella-zoster virus. As with children, the conditio…

  • Chickenpox symptoms

    Chickenpox symptoms

    The most common symptoms of chickenpox include: Chickenpox rash Nausea/loss of appetite Fever (above…

  • Chickenpox in pregnancy

    Chickenpox in pregnancy

    If you are pregnant, and have had chickenpox before, or have had a chickenpox vaccination done, then…

  • Chickenpox vaccination

    Chickenpox vaccine

    The chickenpox vaccine, also known as a varicella vaccine, is a vaccine which specifically gives pro…

  • What causes chickenpox

    What causes chickenpox

    Chickenpox is a viral infection caused by the virus known as varicella-zoster. The virus is caught e…