Tag: Chickenpox

  • Image from the tv show The Simpsons of a Chickenpox Party

    What is a Chickenpox Party?

    A chickenpox party (or “pox party”) is when parents deliberately expose a sick child with chickenpox to children who are not immune, hoping their children will get sick and develop...

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    Varivax Vaccine (Chickenpox)

    Varivax is a vaccine against chickenpox (varicella) that is made by Merck & Co. The most common long-term complication is the virus re-activating and causing shingles in adults. What is...

  • varivax chickenpox vaccine side effects

    Chickenpox & Varivax – Vaccine Side Effects

    The chickenpox (varicella) vaccine often causes fevers and a mild chickenpox rash. Very rarely, vaccines against chickenpox can cause serious side effects like seizures or brain reactions. Children who are...

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    Chickenpox (Varicella) Vaccine

    Chickenpox [chik–uh n-poks] is a highly-contagious viral disease that causes an itchy skin rash and blisters. About 33% of people who get chickenpox as children develop shingles as adults. Chickenpox Pictures...