For the episode of South Park, see Chickenpox (South Park episode). Chickenpox, also spelled chicken pox, is the common name for Varicella simplex, classically one of the childhood infectious diseases caught and survived by most children. Chickenpox is caused by the varicella-zoster virus (VZV), also known as human herpes virus 3 (HHV-3), one of the eight herpes viruses known to affect humans. It starts with conjunctival and catarrhal symptoms, moderate fever and then characteristic spots ...
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Complications
... Chickenpox is normally a mild disease. But it can be serious and can lead to complications, especially in these high-risk groups: Newborns and infants Teenagers Adults Pregnant women People whose immu...
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Treatment
... In otherwise healthy children, chickenpox typically requires no medical treatment. Your doctor may prescribe an antihistamine to relieve itching. But for the most part, the disease is allowed to run i...
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Self-care
... To help ease the symptoms of an uncomplicated case of chickenpox, follow these simple self-care measures: Don''t scratch. Scratching can cause scarring, slow down the healing process and increase the ...
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Chicken Pox
... Chicken pox is a very contagious disease caused by a virus (Varicella/herpes zoster). It is spread from child to child, and sometimes to adults, by sneezing, coughing, contaminated clothing and direct...
Source: HealthWorld

Chicken Pox (Varicella)
... An acute viral disease, usually ushered in by mild constitution symptoms that are followed shortly by an eruption appearing in crops and characterizedby macules, papules, vesicles and crusting. This c...
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Chickenpox
... REMEDIES LISTED IN CAPITOL LETTERS REPRESENT MORE FREQUENTLY INDICATED REMEDIES ACONITUM: This remedy should be considered at the initial stages of chickenpox when there is fever, restlessness, and in...
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Chickenpox
... Chickenpox is a highly contagious childhood disease that is caused by the varicella-zoster virus, a member of the herpes family. Very few children escape chickenpox infection. It spreads quickly. Coug...
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Aromatherapy and Children
... Care must be taken in treating children with essential oils, although there are any number of safe ones. Use one-third to one-half the adult dose, or a 1-percent dilution (five or six drops of essenti...
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