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.
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/