Varicella is a highly contagious disease. Varicella-zoster virus is the only known virus doctor found accountable for this disease. Even though it appears to be a mild disease in children, adults may face bitter threat, resulting in death in some serious cases.

Chicken Pox Symptoms

  1. Infection on open wounds
  2. Pneumonia
  3. Encephalitis
  4. Difficulty in walking and balancing
  5. Meningitis
  6. Itchy rash causing open wounds

In some cases, Varicella-zoster virus may ‘revive’ few years after treatment, causing Herpes Zoster (Shingles). Your General Practitioner would describe this disease as a painful rash on your nerve dermatome.

Shingles Symptoms

  1. Burning and tingling skin
  2. Fluid-filled blisters
  3. Influenza
  4. Rash
  5. Pain

Prevention Tips by Unanderra Family Doctors

Varicella vaccination is the best protection against varicella. Your Unanderra Doctor would recommend you taking shingles vaccine if you are 50 years old and over. At the other side, chicken pox vaccine should be able to keep your children safe from this disease. Your children should be at least 9 months old to receive the vaccine.

One of our friendly customer care representatives should be able to assist you to get further information. Please make an appointment today and come into our Unanderra Doctor bulk billing General Medical Practice and Surgery to discuss how we can help.

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