Chicken Pox Immunization - Chicken Pox Vaccines
Fewer people think about chicken pox since we began the chicken pox immunization era, but since breakthrough infections are still possible, it is important to learn about chicken pox vaccines and symptoms with immunization.
Chicken Pox Vaccine Update - Chicken Pox Booster Dose
The ACIP is now recommending that children get a second dose of the chickenpox vaccine when they are four to six years old, which should help to further decrease chickenpox infections.
This picture shows the classic rash that is associated with a chickenpox infection, including red papules (bumps), vesicles (the spots that look like little blisters), which then become crusted scabs.
Chicken pox is a common, usually self-limited, infection caused by the varicella virus. Learn more about the varicella virus, what the chicken pox rash looks like, and how chicken pox is diagnosed.
Chicken Pox Complications
Chicken pox is a common, usually self-limited, infection caused by the varicella virus. However, approximately 14,000 people are hospitalized in the US each year because of complications. Learn more about the potentially life-threatening complications of chicken pox.
Shingles and Chickenpox - Adam Health Encylopedia
An in-depth report on the causes, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of shingles and chicken pox.
Chickenpox and Steroids - ACAAI
Most children on oral steroids will endure their chickenpox without any complications. In rare cases, usually in children receiving prolonged oral or injected steroids, chickenpox may result in serious complications, even death, unless specific treatment is sought. Learn more about the issue of chicken pox and steroids.
Not sure if your kids should get the chicken pox vaccine? Reviewing these photos, some of which are quite graphic, of children with chicken pox may help you make a decision.
Chickenpox - JAMA Patient Page
Review the symptoms and treatment of chickenpox infections.
Varicella Disease (Chickenpox) - CDC
Review links to varicella disease information as well as a link to related information about the vaccine, including a report on the decline in annual incidence of chicken pox in the 90's.
Chicken pox is a common viral infection that causes an itchy rash with blisters, but it can be prevented with the varivax vaccine.