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Chickenpox symptoms and treatment

Chickenpox symptoms and treatment

From this pharmacy CPD module on chickenpox symptoms and treatment you will learn about:

  • What chickenpox is and how it is linked to shingles
  • The common symptoms seen in chickenpox
  • Over-the-counter treatments used to manage these symptoms
  • How to manage at-risk individuals exposed to the virus

Download this module - this includes the 5 minute test - here.

Chickenpox is a viral condition caused by the varicella zoster virus. Varicella is known to be very infectious and the World Health Organisation estimates that upwards of 90% of susceptible people will develop chickenpox if they come into contact with it.

It is a common childhood condition, with 80% of people in the UK estimated to have had chickenpox by the age of 10. Once a person has contracted the infection, they

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