Nov 07, · Chickenpox causes spots (a rash) and can make you feel unwell. Symptoms tend to be worse in adults than in children. Treatments can ease the symptoms until the illness goes. An antiviral medicine may limit the severity of the illness if the medicine is started within 24 hours of the rash first penetrat.xyz: Dr Mary Harding. Jan 20, · Chickenpox is a common illness caused by the varicella- zoster virus. Symptoms of chickenpox include fever and itchy spots or blisters all over the body. Chickenpox is usually mild and runs its Author: Florence Byrd.
Oct 17, · Similar to children, chickenpox in adults usually starts around 10 to 21 days after being exposed to the virus. 'New spots usually appear for around 7 days, and will usually scab over after 10 to Author: Dr Juliet Mcgrattan (Mbchb). Jan 09, · The following groups of adults are considered at elevated risk for chickenpox and its complications: People with a weakened immune system (due to a health condition or medical treatment) People who take steroid medications, such as for asthma Pregnant women who haven’t had chickenpox (2).
May 01, · Chickenpox symptoms in adults typically resemble those in children, but they can become more severe. The disease progresses through symptoms that start one to three weeks after exposure to the Author: Scott Frothingham.