August 8, 2010 12:01 AM Subscribe
Tell me your experiences with adult chickenpox. I'm 26 years old and was diagnosed yesterday. Today the spots have spread from my scalp, chest and back to my face in a real bad way, and this
thread has me freaking out a bit.
posted by moorooka to health & fitness (30 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I don't want to think about vision loss and encephalitis... it's bad enough the thought of permanent scarring (I've got enough damn acne scars already). How long did it take you to get over it, what helped, and did you look poxy for months afterwards?
Anyone reading this thread who didn't get chickenpox as a child; DO get the vaccine. The most infuriating this about this is that I had been considering getting the vaccine for months, and kept putting it off because I was too busy.