• Kids
    Chickenpox
    Shingles in a Seven-Year-Old
    Assuming your child has been healthy up to this point, there is little reason to think that shingles indicates a problem with her immune system. ...
  • Kids
    Chickenpox
    Expert Advice: Chickenpox Versus the Vaccine
    It's wiser to give a child the vaccine than to wait to see if he catches the chickenpox, which sometimes has complications. ...
  • Kids
    Chickenpox
    When Is Chickenpox Contagious?
    Chickenpox can be spread to someone who hasn't had it, from 24 hours prior to the first appearance of the rash until the rash crusts over, which is a variable number of days. ...
  • Kids
    Chickenpox
    Signs of Chickenpox
    It is easy to confuse chicken pox with insect bites, a reaction of the skin to something it came in contact with, or other causes of rash. ...
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Immunizations and Vaccines
    Expert Advice: Better to get the chickenpox or the vaccine?
    The chickenpox vaccine is thought to be safe for healthy children. ...
  • Kids
    Chickenpox
    Chickenpox Exposure
    Once your child is exposed to chickenpox, you won't know whether she has it for at least 10 days and for as long as 21 days. ...
  • Kids
    Chickenpox
    Yearly Vaccination for Chickenpox?
    It is not true that you need annual vaccinations for chickenpox "each and every year." ...