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Shingles

Shingles is an infection that is caused by the reactivation of varicella-zoster (chickenpox) virus within the body of someone who previously had chickenpox or someone who had received the chickenpox vaccine in the past (rare). Red bumps and blisters usually appear and may be itchy or painful. Shingles is spread through direct contact with blisters. It is best control by proper hand washing and covering of the blisters. Children only need to be excluded from others if the rash cannot be covered or has a fever with behavior change. When all the blisters have become crusty, the child can return group settings.

 

Information on this site is intended for Angel Kids Pediatrics patients only. Always consult your doctor before beginning, modifying, or discontinuing any treatment plan.

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