Apr 29, · people with a weakened immune system Adults. Chickenpox can be more serious in adults than in children. Adults with the virus are more likely to be admitted into hospital. Approximately % of adults with chickenpox develop lung problems, such as pneumonia. If you smoke, your risk of developing lung problems is much higher. Chickenpox, also known as varicella, is a highly contagious disease caused by the initial infection with varicella zoster virus (VZV). The disease results in a characteristic skin rash that forms small, itchy blisters, which eventually scab over. It usually starts on the chest, back, and face. It then spreads to the rest of the body. Other symptoms may include fever, tiredness, and voyeurisms.xyz: Varicella zoster virus.
Feb 14, · That is a good question (and not at all an easy or simple one). To answer it, we would make three points: Normally you only get chickenpox once because the virus responsible for it elicits a powerful immune reaction that is highly protective against symptomatic reinfection, preventing another bout of chickenpox.; Repeat bouts of chickenpox can, however, occur in persons with severe disease . Jan 20, · Symptoms of chickenpox include fever and itchy spots or blisters all over the body. Chickenpox is usually mild and runs its course in five to 10 days, but Author: Florence Byrd.
Nov 07, · What are the symptoms of chickenpox? Symptoms are usually more severe in adults than in children. Expect to have a few uncomfortable days. High temperature (fever), aches and headache often start a day or so before a rash appears. Spots (a rash). Spots appear in crops. The spots develop into small blisters and are voyeurisms.xyz: Dr Mary Harding. Apr 16, · It can be especially serious for babies, adults, and people with weakened immune systems. The varicella-zoster virus (VZV) causes chickenpox. The telltale symptom of Author: Scott Frothingham.