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