While most cases of Chickenpox are mild and
resolve on their own without complications,
there are some potential complications that can
arise, especially in certain groups of people.
Scratching Chickenpox blisters can lead to bacterial infections, such as
impetigo or cellulitis.
In rare cases, Chickenpox can lead to pneumonia, which can be
life-threatening, especially in adults and people with weakened
Chickenpox can cause inflammation of the brain, called encephalitis,
which can lead to seizures, coma, and even death in rare cases.
This is a rare but serious complication that can occur in children who
take Aspirin during a viral illness. It can cause brain and liver damage
and can be fatal.
After a person recovers from Chickenpox, the virus remains dormant
in the body and can reactivate later in life, causing a painful condition
People who are at higher risk of complications
should take extra precautions and seek medical
attention if they are exposed to the chickenpox virus.
Vaccination is the best way to prevent chickenpox
and its complications.