Smorgasbord health 2017 – A -Z of Common Conditions – Chicken Pox and Shingles – A Double Act.

Chicken pox and shingles can be very distressing and painful for the very young and elderly in particular …A good, informative post on both from Sally …

Smorgasbord Blog Magazine

I am picking up the A – Z of Common Complaints and Top to Toe Health posts again after the summer.Β  You may have read some of the posts in the last three years, but I am updating again with any new treatment protocols.

Chicken pox

As children begin school for the first time or return after the long summer break, there is likely to be an outbreak of one of the common childhood infections including chicken pox.

Image – MediaIndia.net

Chicken pox is one of the most common childhood illnesses with an estimated 9 out of 10 children contracting the virus. In itself it is usually mild and whilst uncomfortable because of the itching and general feeling of being unwell, it passes within two weeks.

There has been a great deal of research into childhood illnesses such as chickenpox, measles, German measles and mumps and their effect on the…

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