Chickenpox is a highly contagious disease caused by the varicella zoster virus that enters through the respiratory tract and conjunctiva.
For any medication to help with discomfort and pain, please check with your GP or Pharmacist for advice.
For any concern about your child's symptoms, please seek medical advice from your GP or Pharmacist.
If you are concerned about your child's chickenpox symptoms, please seek medical advice from your GP or Pharmacist.
Chickenpox is generally a mild illness, leaving sufferers itchy, irritable and upset. However in some instances it can cause stress, scarring and potentially serious complications that may lead to hospitalisation, and in very rare cases, even death. Please watch Angie's story to learn more.