I had chickenpox as a child, and so I'm immune. But what if I sat in a crowded room with a thousand people with chickenpox - could I get it again? Would the chance be higher?
I have a 3 year old who has gone through at least round one of the chicken pox vaccine (not recently, so this is not about vaccine reaction). Last week she had a rash on her back. Friday she was peckish (but probably skipped her nap at daycare which has been happening occasionally). Saturday she has a few (no more than 5) moderately (not all the time, I guess more occasional) itchy blister type spots in random places.. [more inside]
How do I prevent shingles? [more inside]
Someone I was in contact with on Christmas has just been diagnosed with shingles. There was skin to skin contact, although I didn't notice any sores (but I wasn't looking for them). I'm concerned that I could transmit the virus to others - particularly some young children, elderly, and otherwise immunocompromised people I would be seeing at another family gathering tomorrow. Should I quarantine myself for a bit? [more inside]
Is it possible to mask dark spots and scars from the chicken pox without looking like I'm wearing makeup? [more inside]
In 16 days my 3 month old is due to meet my sister's two daughters for the first time. One of the girls came out in chicken pox spots yesterday. The other has not yet had chicken pox and is, so far, showing no symptoms. [more inside]
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. [more inside]
Chicken Pox, or not? Also, what tricks or tips have you learned in your experiences with Chicken Pox? [more inside]
Adult friend may be contracting chicken pox for the first time. What should be expect, and should he avoid it if he can? [more inside]
Help me figure out what was the green stuff, "zelionka," that was used on me as a kid when I had the Chicken Pox in Russia! [more inside]
SeeADoctorForThisRashFilter: Which we are going to, first thing in the morning, but I'm trying to put the Missus' mind at ease. [more inside]
Chickenpox Vaccine: Yea or Nea? This would be for a 15-month-old child. [more inside]
I'm 27, it's the hottest day in England so far, and I've just been diagnosed with chicken pox. Help?