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Chickenpox

 

Varicella (Chickenpox) was, until recently, one of the most common of childhood diseases. Before there was a vaccine, almost everyone got it.

Chickenpox is caused by the varicella zoster virus (VZV).

VZV is a DNA virus and is a member of the herpesvirus group. VZV persists in sensory nerve ganglia. Primary infection with VZV results in chickenpox. Herpes zoster (shingles) is the result of recurrent infection. The virus is believed to have a short survival time in the environment.

 

Its most recognizable feature is an itchy rash all over the body. It also causes fever and drowsiness. It is spread from person to person through the air, by coughing, sneezing or breathing, and can also be spread by contact with fluid from the blisters.

 

It usually takes 2–3 weeks from the time of exposure for a person to become ill, and an infected person is contagious from 1 or 2 days before the rash appears until all the blisters are dried up, usually 4 to 5 days after.

Chickenpox is usually mild, but it occasionally causes serious problems. The blisters can become infected, and some children get encephalitis. Among infants less than 1 year old who get the disease, about 1 in 250,000 die. For older children, about 1 in 100,000 die. If a woman gets chickenpox just before or after giving birth, her baby can get very sick, and about 1 in 3 of these babies will die if not treated quickly. About 1 child in 500 who gets chickenpox is hospitalized (about 1 in 50 adults). After a person has chickenpox the virus stays in the body. Years later it can cause a painful disease called herpes zoster, or shingles.

 

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Gunjan
+4 # ShinglesGunjan 2010-03-22 17:24
I am 24 yrs old, I was suffering from chiken pox some 3 yrs back and now I feel m suffering from Shingles as from then my facial skin is not clear at all, I frequently get some red rashes and tiny blisters on my face and sometimes near neck also which are very itchy and painful, I am sure that its not acne[censored]p imples, but till now I have visited around 3 dermatologists and they all gave those regular pimple treatments which are not that effective and my skin is not at all getting cleared. Please help me on this and suggest that whether I have to go for some kind of vaccination for Shingles?
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Yogesh Kumar Sharma
+1 # Shingles - vaccineYogesh Kumar Sharma 2013-07-23 05:10
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ashish khandelwal
+8 # name and price of chickenpox vaccineashish khandelwal 2011-09-15 15:16
plz tell me about name and price of chickenpox vaccine.i want to give it for my 11 month old baby.
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LALIT GUPTA
+7 # 12 MONTHS TO 15 MONTHSLALIT GUPTA 2011-10-03 14:52
SHOULD GIVEN TO 12-15 MONTH OLD BABYYYYYYYYYYYY YYYYY
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Satyendra Kumar Jha
+16 # Price of Chickenpox VaccineSatyendra Kumar Jha 2012-01-30 18:54
Dear sir[censored]Ma dam

Plz tell me about Price of Chickenpox Vaccine Dossage Injection ,Because I want to give it for my Child 13 month old Baby, plz Suggestion rate given should given 12-15 month old baby.

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Swati
-1 # TAKE VACCINE AGAINSwati 2012-05-16 14:19
I am 23 years old.I remember taking a vaccination against chicken pox when I was 12-13(single dose), but I am not sure.
I can't even find it out.

Can I take the vaccine again??
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Ritu
+1 # titreRitu 2012-07-17 11:18
get serum varicella IgG titre done from a path lab...this is a blood test that will tell you whether or not you developed immunity to chicken pox after your vaccination at age 13. If your titre is adequate, you do not need to get a repeat vaccination. if titres are below acceptable levels, you will need a booster dose of the vaccine.
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Ritu
+1 # get a titre to know if u need repeat vaccinationRitu 2012-07-17 11:20
get serum varicella IgG titre done from a path lab...this is a blood test that will tell you whether or not you developed immunity to chicken pox after your vaccination at age 13. If your titre is adequate, you do not need to get a repeat vaccination. if titres are below acceptable levels, you will need a booster dose of the vaccine.
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archana singh
+1 # wht abt vaccinated children?archana singh 2012-08-27 14:37
is it a possibility for already vaccinated child to catch chicken pox vaccinated by "varicella" single shot dose at the age of 4yrs if he is under 12?
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Gursharan
0 # Dr.Gursharan 2012-09-27 21:00
This article should be updated with vaccination info and it's time to get vaccination in kids and adults.
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jegannathan.g
0 # vaccinationjegannathan.g 2012-10-11 18:35
Im suffering from chickenpox ryt nw.tis is my first day also.can I recommend my family members to take vaccines.in such case is tat effective?
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Prema
0 # VPrema 2014-01-20 22:10
Hi, my son 4 year old. We didn't give chicken pox vaccine during his 12 to 15 month old. We missed that vaccine. Again when should we give chickenpox vaccine for my son? Please give me the details.
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Vinayak
0 # ChickenPox vacination for babyVinayak 2014-02-03 20:10
Hi team,my baby is 2 months old and as per Dr's vacination schedule chickenPox vacination has been marked for 12th month, Can this be given before that? What do you recommend? Many thanks.
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Mahi
0 # VACCINE COSTMahi 2014-02-25 12:16
ALL VACCINE COST for 1 year baby
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