Adults with chickenpox

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Although many people think of chickenpox as a childhood disease, adults are still susceptible. Also known as varicella, chickenpox is caused by the varicella-zoster virus VZV. It is most often recognized by a rash of itchy red blisters that appear on the face, neck, body, arms, and legs. Chickenpox symptoms in adults typically resemble those in children, but they can become more severe. The disease progresses through symptoms that start one to three weeks after exposure to the virus, including:.

About Chickenpox

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If you buy something through a link on this page, we may earn a small commission. How this works. Many people think of chickenpox as a childhood disease, but adults can get it, too. In a healthy person, the varicella-zoster — or chickenpox — virus usually causes mild symptoms. However, in adults with chronic medical issues, especially those with weakened immune systems, more severe symptoms are possible.

Chickenpox in adults

Chickenpox is a highly contagious disease caused by the varicella-zoster virus VZV. It can cause an itchy, blister-like rash. The rash first appears on the chest, back, and face, and then spreads over the entire body, causing between and itchy blisters.
These are most likely to appear on the face, ears and scalp, under the arms, on the chest and belly, and on the arms and legs. Read more about the symptoms of chickenpox. Read more about the causes of chickenpox. Chickenpox is most common in children under the age of