An in-depth report on the causes, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of shingles and chickenpox.
Chicken pox; Herpes zoster; Postherpatic neuralgia
Chickenpox Vaccine Recommendations
The CDC recommends the following chickenpox (varicella) vaccination schedules for:
Shingles Vaccine Recommendations
The CDC recommends the shingles (varicella-zoster) vaccine (Zostavax) for all adults age 60 years and older who have healthy immune systems. Zostavax is not approved for people younger than age 60.
Home Remedies for Chickenpox Relief
Chickenpox is uncomfortable and unpleasant, but most cases are relatively mild and resolve within 7 - 10 days. In otherwise healthy people who have a low risk for complications, home remedies can help provide relief from itching and fever.
Most important, donâ ' t scratch! Scratching the blisters can cause scarring and lead to a secondary infection.
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