Angie's real story about Chicken pox

 

Angie is not a healthcare professional.

This is her story, in her own words.

This is one person's experience; other people's experiences with varicella disease may be different.

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How to protect your child from Varicella Chickenpox?

 

What causes chickenpox?

Chickenpox is caused by a virus, the varicella-zoster virus. 


What are the symptoms of chickenpox?

The most common symptoms of chickenpox are an itchy rash with small blisters, fever, tiredness, headache, and loss of appetite. The rash usually develops on the scalp and body, and then spreads to the face, arms, and legs. The illness lasts about 5–10 days.

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Varicella Education

 

Varicella might seem like a normal part of growing up, but it doesn't have to be.

It can cause stress, scarring and in extreme cases even hospitalisation or death. There is no way to know which children will suffer most.

Talk to your doctor today about ways to protect you children from varicella, including vaccination.

 

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What causes Chickenpox?

 

Chickenpox is caused by a virus, the varicella-zoster virus.

 

What are the symptoms of chickenpox?
Common Symptoms:
- itchy rash with small blisters
- tiredness
- fever
- loss of appetite
- headache

 

How does chickenpox spread?
The chickenpox virus spreads through air by coughing and sneezing and by direct contact with fluid from a blister of a person infected with...

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