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Identifying Rashes on Babies and Toddlers:
    Contagious Rashes - Chickenpox

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Chickenpox is a very contagious disease which is caused by the varicella-zoster virus, which is spread by droplets from the nose or by touching fluid from skin blisters of an infected child. Chickenpox causes a rash which blisters and is very itchy, but it rarely causes any other complications.

Chickenpox is known as varicella.

Chickenpox has an incubation period of: 14-21 days




Symptoms of chickenpox


Treatment of chickenpox

Note: Keep children with chickenpox away from pregnant women, as the virus can not only infect her, but the unborn baby as well and this can cause birth defects.


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  Last reviewed: 3 July 2009 || Last updated: 6 October 2009


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