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Chickenpox / Varicella

Chickenpox is a common contagious disease caused by the varicella zoster virus which causes fever and skin rashes all over the body.

This online group on chickenpox will help you know more about the disease and its treatments from doctors and others interested in it.


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About Shingles
In ‘Shingles’ or ‘Herpes Zoster’ painful skin rashes appear usually on the side of chest wall. It is caused by chicken pox virus called varicella zoster. .. Read More
Reye’s Syndrome-Symptoms-Diagnosis-Treatment-Prognosis-Prevention
Reye's syndrome is a medical emergency chiefly affecting children and teenagers and is marked by the rapid development of life-threatening neurological symptoms... Read More
Postherpetic Neuralgia - Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis, Treatment
Postherpetic neuralgia is a type of nerve pain that occurs following shingles or herpes zoster... Read More
Chickenpox (Varicella) - Symptom Evaluation
Chickenpox or varicella is a contagious disease that causes itchy rash and red spots or blisters all over the body... Read More
Chicken Pox | Varicella Causes Symptoms Diagnosis Treatment Complications FAQs
Chicken pox is an acute and highly contagious viral infection caused by the varicella zoster virus... Read More
Bubble Baby Disease | Immune Deficiency Disorder | Severe Immunodeficiency in Children
Bubble baby disease, or Severe Combined Immunodeficiency (SCID) is a genetic disorder in which there is a severe deficiency of lymphocytes, a type of white blood cells needed for normal functioning of the immune system... Read More
Acyclovir for the Treatment of Shingles
Acyclovir is an effective antiviral medication used primarily for treating the symptoms of herpes simplex virus infections, chickenpox, and shingles... Read More

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