You have a unique medical history. It is important to talk with your doctor about your personal risk factors and/or experience with chickenpox. By talking openly and regularly with your doctor, you can take an active role in your care.
Here are some tips that will make it easier for you to talk to your doctor:
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Last reviewed February 2016 by Michael Woods, MD, FAAP
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