As a child, I was fortunate enough to escape this common virus. The years went on, and it naturally became less of a concern. I was a young adult by the time I got the chickenpox, and that’s when I learned just how dangerous this “childhood disease” can be. The virus had spread to my brain, causing dangerous inflammation.
Chickenpox, also known as varicella, is a highly contagious disease caused by the initial infection with varicella zoster virus (VZV). The disease results in a characteristic skin rash that forms small, itchy blisters, which eventually scab over. It usually starts on the chest, back, and face. It then spreads to the rest of the body. Other symptoms may include fever, tiredness, and headaches.Causes: Varicella zoster virus.
My Adult Chicken Pox Story My terrible chicken pox experience. As an adult, chicken pox is the worst, follow my blog with pictures and a day to day look of my chicken pox healing progress. This blog is intended to help everyone else with their own chicken pox horrors.
Apr 27, 2014 · I can relate to this story. Me and a few family members were never exposed to chicken pox as a child and the vaccine was not introduced in Australia until 2005, we all contracted the virus in 2006 as adults and we all have facial scars as a constant reminder of how nasty it can be.