Shingles and Chicken Pox Resources

Symptoms and Treatment

Chickenpox is normally a childhood illness.  But it can return as Shingles later in life.

We're all familiar with Chickenpox. Most of us had it as children. But what I didn't know was that it can often return -- triggered by stress or other causes -- as Shingles in adults.

Shingles can cause chronic pain, and -- rarely -- disfiguring lesions. Both my wife and her father had Shingles hit them during a time of high stress in their lives. If you believe you have Shingles, it's important to have it treated promptly! The longer treatment is delayed, the worse the long-term outlook becomes.

Click on any link below for a short review of the book, tape, or CD, plus ordering info:

Living With Shingles -- New Hope for an Old Disease, by Mary-Ellen Siegel, Gray Williams, William Gray

The Official Patient's Sourcebook on Shingles -- A Revised and Updated Directory for the Internet Age, by (Collected works, no single author)

Chicken Pox and Shingles -- (Diseases and People), by Alvin Silverstein, Virginia Silverstein, Laura Silverstein Nunn

Children's books about Chicken Pox -- fun and educating:

Chicken Pox Explosion!, by Laura M. Caso

Pica, Pica Varicela -- Itchy, Itchy Chicken Pox, by Grace MacCarone

Goldie Locks Has Chicken Pox, by Erin Dealey

Polly's Absolutely Worst Birthday Ever, by Frances Thomas

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The pages referenced here discuss Chickenpox and Shingles -- chronic pain and how to help.

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