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Do I have chicken pox ?

I am having fever and cold... Do i have chicken pox Hi.. I am a software engineer.. Recently one of my colleague has been infected by chicken pox. I am having mild fever and cold. I have never had chicken pox in the past.. Do I have chicken pox. how can i prevent it??
Asked On : Sat, 9 Jan 2010
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  Anonymous's Response

If you are having skin redness as well then it would favour. There was an outbreak in our office as well. Do not go in close contact with the infected people. All my friends recovered and it is not a serious condition.

Answered: Sat, 9 Jan 2010
  User's Response
Hi.. Chicken pox is a viral infection. It spreads through contact and air borne droplets shed through the crust of the infected lesion.
Answered: Mon, 18 Jan 2010
  User's Response

You could be having an infection. It is better to consult a doctor to know if you have an this infection
Answered: Mon, 18 Jan 2010
  User's Response

The spread of chicken pox can be prevented either by avoiding physical contact with the infected person or through vaccination.
Answered: Mon, 18 Jan 2010
  User's Response

Good health diet, avoiding alcohol can help in increasing the immunity and help in prevention of infection.
Answered: Mon, 18 Jan 2010
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