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5 tips to soothe your child when they have chickenpox

The varicella zoster virus (VZV), better known as chickenpox, is one of the most common illnesses in young children. It affects more than 95% of children, and is most prevalent in under-tens. Chickenpox is highly infectious and many cases occur between February and May.

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The bottom line

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Highly sensitive kids

They become tearful when they sense your stress. They sulk for days after a little playful…

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The medicine maze

Confused by those bright and shiny rows of over-the-counter medicines that promise to clea…

Psychology

Feeling good

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