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Chickenpox is a contagious viral infection. It spreads through the air or via contact with the blisters on the affected individual. Even though it is a common condition, complications may occasionally arise. Avoiding these should be the main goal of both patient and doctor. Therefore, early detection is ideal. Knowing the initial signs of chickenpox is the key to catching it early. The most well-known symptoms appear about 24 - 48 hours after the first signs.

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1. Headache

Chickenpox may begin with a headache caused by inflammation of the brain. This headache, however, may vary from person to person. It usually continues to worsen as the rash appears. Toddlers and individuals with low immunity are more prone to severe symptoms such as a headache. A headache can also be accompanied by sleepiness, as well as confusion.

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