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What causes chickenpox?

Chickenpox is a mild and common childhood illness, but can also occur in adults. Here’s information on causes of chickenpox.

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Chickenpox diagnosis

Chickenpox is a mild and common childhood illness, but can also occur in adults. Here’s how diagnose the condition.

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Chickenpox prevention

Chickenpox is a mild and common childhood illness, but can also occur in adults. Here’s how to prevent the condition.

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Chickenpox (varicella)

Chickenpox is a mild and common childhood illness, but can also occur in adults. Here’s how to help ease symptoms and discomfort.

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Chickenpox symptoms

Chickenpox is a mild and common childhood illness, but can also occur in adults. Here’s how to help ease the symptoms.

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Chickenpox treatments

Chickenpox is a mild and common childhood illness, but can also occur in adults. Here’s how to treat it.

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Shingles

Shingles is a painful rash caused by the chickenpox virus. Find out how to recognise the symptoms and what treatments are available.

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Kids' health

Discover more about health topics relevant to kids and their parents and carers, such as fever and high temperature, medicines, vomiting, mental health and chickenpox.

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Shingles treatments

Treatments are available to lessen the severity of shingles and to prevent complications - although there is no cure. Learn about the treatment options here.

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Immunisation and pregnancy

During pregnancy, your immune system is naturally weaker than usual so are more susceptible to certain infections and illnesses which can be harmful to you and your developing baby.

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