Should The Chickenpox Vaccine Return?

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. My sister has chicken pox. She is 15 years old. R nAnd I have never had chickenpox. R nDo I need a vaccine. R nMeanwhile, I have been vaccinated as a child. R nThank you ….

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Good evening, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. Chickenpox or also known as varicella, is a contagious disease characterized by the appearance of a skin rash in the form of a red rash filled with an itchy sensation and then dries up into a scab and peels off on its own in 7-14 days. This disease has no specific treatment, and is usually only to treat symptoms such as fever for fever and itching relief.

This virus is easily transmitted to other people through coughing, sneezing and can stick to surfaces and can live long enough for those surfaces to be touched by other people, then infect that person. Coupled with the risk of more severe symptoms and complications in adults, prevention of chickenpox must be done.

The best prevention is to use a vaccine. So in your case, if you've been vaccinated, the goal is that if someone around you has smallpox like now, you won't catch it. That is the essence of immunization, to provide specific immunity against a certain disease, so that you do not get it, even though there are people who have similar diseases around you. In addition, what you can do is wash your hands as often as possible, especially if you have had contact with someone who has smallpox. Wear a mask, use a disinfectant to wipe off objects that could be exposed to the virus, and wash the person's clothes and sheets separately. So, hopefully it answers your question.

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