The Comprehensive Chickenpox Guide

by Aida

We often think that chickenpox is a just a fever and an itchy rash. However this highly contagious infection may lead to very serious complications that can be dangerous for your little one.

Amy is here to tell you everything you should know about the nasty chickenpox.

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References:

1 Chickenpox https://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/health/conditionsandtreatments/chickenpox

2 Varicella global annual disease burden https://www.who.int/wer/2014/wer8925.pdf?ua=1

3 Pediatric chickenpox, clinical presentation https://emedicine.medscape.com/article/969773-clinical#b

4 Hand washing to prevent the spread of varicella https://www.ndhealth.gov/Disease/Documents/faqs/Chickenpox.pdf

5 Chickenpox prevention https://www.cdc.gov/chickenpox/about/prevention-treatment.html

6 Chickenpox transmission https://www.cdc.gov/chickenpox/about/transmission.html

7 Complications in children https://emedicine.medscape.com/article/969773-clinical#b3

8 Secondary bacterial infections from scratching https://www.stanfordchildrens.org/en/topic/default?id=chickenpox-90-P01890

9 Reye’s syndrome https://www.healthline.com/health/headache-reyes-syndrome#definition

10. Varicella in adults https://www.cdc.gov/chickenpox/about/complications.html

11 Varicella pneumonia in adults https://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1131785-overview

12 Shingles https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK279624/

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