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Chickenpox vs. Shingles: What Are the Difference?

Overview of Chickenpox and Shingles

Shingles and chickenpox are both caused by a virus called varicella zoster. Chickenpox typically affects children and lead to mild signs, such as headache, fever, or blisters. Once the condition heals, the virus still stays dormant in the brain and spine. After a period, certain factors may reactivate the virus and lead to shingles. White both conditions may have similar symptoms, there are many differences. Keep reading the next sections to learn more about them. [1]