Chickenpox (Varicella)

Find the latest stories, news, and expert advice about chickenpox, including medical research on symptoms, treatment, and prevention.

Adults Need Vaccines Too

When you think of vaccines, you probably immediately think about the series of shots given to young children with boosters throughout childhood.

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What You Must Know About Shingles

We’re answering all of your pressing questions about shingles, like if it’s contagious, how to prevent it, and if you can get it twice (or more).

By Stephanie Stephens

Do You Need the Shingles Vaccine?

At least 1 million people in the United States get shingles every year, a painful and often debilitating skin rash that can take weeks to resolve.

By Cindy Uken

RA Brings an Increased Risk of Chickenpox and Shingles

A study published in the December issue of Arthritis Care and Research found that RA patient are nearly twice as likely to develop herpes zoster (also known as shingles) as people without RA. This large, dual country population-based study also found ...

By Christine Miller