Chickenpox (Varicella) Related Diseases & Conditions

Medical conditions are often related to other diseases and conditions. Our doctors have compiled a list of ailments related to the topic of Chickenpox (Varicella). These conditions may be a cause or symptom of Chickenpox (Varicella) or be a condition for which you may be at increased risk.

  • Swollen Lymph Nodes Lymph nodes help the body's immune system fight infections. Causes of swollen lymph nodes (glands) may include infection (viral,...learn more »
  • Rash The word "rash" means an outbreak of red bumps on the body. The way people use this term, "a rash" can refer to many different...learn more »
  • Shingles Shingles, or herpes zoster, is a painful rash caused by the varicella zoster virus. Other shingles symptoms include headache,...learn more »
  • Itch (Itching or Pruritus) Itching can be a common problem. Itches can be localized or generalized. There are many causes of itching to include: infection...learn more »
  • Fever Although a fever technically is any body temperature above the normal of 98.6 F (37 C), in practice, a person is usually not...learn more »
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    Fever Article
    • Fever facts
    • What is a fever?
    • What causes a fever?
    • What are the signs and symptoms of a fever?
    • How is a fever diagnosed?
    • How should someone take a temperature for fever?
    • What is the treatment for a fever?
    • When should someone seek medical care for a fever?
    • What kind of doctors treat a fever?
    • What are complications of a fever?
    • What is the prognosis for a fever?
    • Is it possible to prevent a fever?
    • Where can people find more information about fevers?
  • Is Shingles Contagious? Shingles is an infection caused by the varicella-zoster virus. Shingles symptoms and signs include skin burning, numbness, and...learn more »
    In This Article
    Is Shingles Contagious? Article
    • What is shingles?
    • Is shingles contagious?
    • When is shingles contagious?
    • How long is shingles contagious?
    • Can shingles be spread by touch or by saliva?
    • When should people seek medical care for shingles?
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia Postherpetic neuralgia (PHN) is a painful complication of shingles. Symptoms include severe pain, itchy skin, and possible...learn more »
    In This Article
    Postherpetic Neuralgia Article
    • Postherpetic neuralgia (PHN) facts
    • What is postherpetic neuralgia (PHN)?
    • What causes postherpetic neuralgia?
    • What are the risk factors for postherpetic neuralgia?
    • What are postherpetic neuralgia symptoms and signs?
    • How is postherpetic neuralgia diagnosed?
    • How is postherpetic neuralgia treated?
    • How long does postherpetic neuralgia last?
    • What are the complications of postherpetic neuralgia?
    • What is the prognosis for postherpetic neuralgia?
    • Can postherpetic neuralgia be prevented?
  • Microcephaly Microcephaly is a genetic condition where the circumference of the head is smaller than normal due to underdeveloped brain....learn more »
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    Microcephaly Article
    • Microcephaly facts*
    • What is microcephaly?
    • What causes microcephaly?
    • What are microcephaly symptoms and signs?
    • Is there any treatment for microcephaly?
    • What is the prognosis for microcephaly?
    • What research is being done on microcephaly?
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  • Shingles and Pregnancy Becoming infected with chickenpox during pregnancy could cause birth defects in your unborn child. Likewise, shingles could also...learn more »
    In This Article
    Shingles and Pregnancy Article
    • Shingles in pregnancy facts
    • What is shingles?
    • What do shingles look like?
    • What are the signs and symptoms of shingles?
    • How is shingles diagnosed?
    • What is the treatment for shingles in pregnancy?
    • Antiviral medication to treat shingles
    • Pain medication to treat shingles
    • Antihistamine medication to treat shingles
    • What are the complications of shingles in pregnancy?
    • What is the outlook (prognosis) for shingles in pregnancy?
    • Can shingles in pregnancy be prevented?
  • Are Skin Rashes Contagious? Direct and indirect contact can spread some types of rashes from person to person. Rash treatment depends upon a rash's...learn more »
    In This Article
    Are Skin Rashes Contagious? Article
    • Are skin rashes contagious?
    • How will I know if I have a contagious rash?
    • How do contagious rashes spread?
    • How will I know when I am cured of a contagious rash?
    • When should I contact a medical caregiver about a rash?
  • Children's Health Children's health is focused on the well-being of children from conception through adolescence. There are many aspects of...learn more »
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    Children's Health Article
    • Introduction to children's health
    • Children's growth and development
    • Children's illnesses
    • Children's injuries
    • Children's behavior
    • Children's mental illness
    • Family health and children
    • Community health and children
    • Health care for children
  • Reye's Syndrome Reye's syndrome (RS or Reye syndrome) is a sudden, sometimes fatal, disease of the brain with degeneration of the liver. Reye...learn more »
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    Reye's Syndrome Article
    • Reye's syndrome facts
    • What is Reye's syndrome?
    • What causes Reye's syndrome?
    • What are risk factors for Reye's syndrome?
    • What are Reye's syndrome symptoms and signs?
    • How do health-care professionals diagnose Reye's syndrome?
    • What is the treatment for Reye's syndrome?
    • What is the prognosis for Reye's syndrome?
    • Is it possible to prevent Reye's syndrome?
    • What research is being done on Reye's syndrome?
    • Where can I find more information about Reye's syndrome?
  • Is Chickenpox Contagious? Chickenpox is an infectious disease caused by the varicella zoster virus. Chickenpox symptoms and signs include a blistering,...learn more »
    In This Article
    Is Chickenpox Contagious? Article
    • What is chickenpox?
    • Is chickenpox contagious?
    • How will someone know that he or she has chickenpox?
    • How is chickenpox transmitted?
    • How will someone know when he or she is cured of chickenpox?
    • When should someone contact a medical provider about chickenpox?