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What is the main cause of chicken pox and what type of medicine is used for this deaseas.

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Hello, Chickenpox (also called varicella) is a common, extremely infectious, rash-producing childhood disease that also affects adults on occasion. Chickenpox is caused by the varicella-zoster virus (a member of the herpes virus family), which is spread through the air or by direct contact with an infected person. It produces an itchy, blistery rash that typically lasts about a week and is sometimes accompanied by a fever or other symptoms. A single attack of chickenpox almost always brings lifelong immunity against the disease. Treatment of chickenpox is usually limited to bed rest, paracetamol for relief of fever and discomfort. Apart from this Homoeopathic treatment depends upon the symptom totality of the patient. Take care.
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