Varicella

What is Varicella?

Varicella is commonly called as chickenpox. It is a viral exanthem caused by varicella-zoster virus.

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My older children are due for their MMR and Varicella (second) vaccines soon. Since these are "live" vaccines, do I need to worry about them "shedding...

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Thanks for the query.
Live vaccines can be given on the same day. If they are not given on the same day, they should be
separated by a minimum...

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Dear Doctors, Appreaciate if you could advise me on the current vaccination interval of my son. His birthdate is 11 January 2011 so he is now 1...

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Yeah, you can go ahead and resume your child's scheduled vaccinations now. Start with Varicella and MMR and then get him boosters of DPT,...

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My 4 year old recv'd 4th DTaP, 1st Varicella and 2nd Hep B Vaccines 9 days ago. He has been waking up in the middle of the night with hot itchy...

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Welcome to HCM,

The most common side effects of Hep B vaccine includes pain,soreness, redness, swelling at the injection site, fever,...

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HI, I am a 36 year old adult who recently contracted the chickenpox virus. My sons had it about 2 weeks ago, and seeing that I didn't contract the...

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Had shingles shot a couple of years ago.
Have rash on both breasts and tested positive for Varicella Zoster Virus
about 5 weeks ago.
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