Varicella

A contagious childhood disorder caused by the varicella zoster virus. It is transmitted via respiratory secretions and contact with chickenpox blister contents. It presents with a vesicular skin rash, usually associated with fever, headache, and myalgias. The pruritic fluid-filled vesicles occur 10-21 days after exposure and last for 3-4 days. An additional 3-4 days of malaise follows before the affected individual feels better. An individual is contagious 1-2 days prior to the appearance of the blisters until all blisters are crusted over. Generally, healthy individuals recover without complications.

Disease Alternative Name

chickenpox
chicken pox infection
chicken pox
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TREATMENT ALGORITHMS OF HERPES ZOSTER

Dear my friends, I would like to clarify the treatment regarding Herpes Zoster, Herpes Simplex, Chicken Pox also called Varicella Zoster. Treatment of Herpes Zoster ...See More

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Dr Amit Shah, Diabetes is different, steven johnson syndrome is a side effect of sulfonamides, bullous vesicles involving skin& mucous membranes, treatment is for the time being start insulin,stop oral drugs for Diabetes, stop sulfonamides ...


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