Chickenpox - when she come smiling

After recovery from chickenpox, the virus stays dormant (inactive) in the nerves near the spine. Years later the virus can become active again and cause herpes zoster, commonly known as shingles. Shingles usually affects adults 50 years of age or older and people of any age with a weakened immune system (see herpes zoster).

Shingles looks like chickenpox and is caused by the same virus. However, it usually appears on only one part of the body. Shingles happens when the virus flares up again after hiding in the body for some time. Only people who have already had chickenpox can get shingles. You cannot get shingles from someone who has chickenpox.

If your child has chickenpox, he or she is probably a very unhappy camper. While chickenpox will generally clear up on their own without medication, there are different ways you can make your child more comfortable while his or her body fights the virus. In particular, there are some basic guidelines you can follow to keep your child comfortable, as well as natural remedies you can use to relieve itching, heal blisters, and get rid of chickenpox scars. Scroll down to Step 1 for more information.

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