Chickenpox (Varicella) - Symptoms

The first symptoms of chickenpox include:

  • A fever of 100.4°F (38°C) to 103°F (39.4°C).
  • Feeling sick, tired, and sluggish.
  • Little or no appetite.
  • Headache and sore throat.

The first symptoms are usually mild in children, but they can be severe in teens and adults. These symptoms may continue throughout the illness.

About 1 or 2 days after the first symptoms of chickenpox appear, an itchy rash camera.gif develops.

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