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Various bacteria and viruses can cause skin infections. Here you can read about what you can do for yourself and when to seek care.

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Chickenpox

Chickenpox is a common infectious disease caused by a virus. It is very contagious and most people already have chickenpox as a child. Common symptoms are fever and fluid-filled blisters, which can itch a lot. The symptoms are often more troublesome the older you are when you get chickenpox. The disease usually heals itself.

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Roseola

Three day fever is a harmless viral disease that most children between six months and two years get. The fever lasts for about three days. After that, the baby often gets a rash on the stomach and back. In addition to the fever, most children get so mild symptoms that the disease is barely noticeable.

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Rubella

Red dogs are an infectious viral disease that is counted among the classic childhood diseases. The disease is usually mild, but if a pregnant woman becomes infected, the fetus can suffer severe injuries. the disease is very uncommon because vaccines against rubella are included in the vaccination program for children.

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Measles

Measles is a highly contagious viral disease that causes high fever and rashes on the body. The disease can be very serious, even life-threatening. the disease is unusual because vaccine for measles is included in the vaccination program for children.

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Autumn Blisters

Autumn blisters are a viral infection that is most common in children, but even adults can get it. The infection usually goes away by itself within a week. The infection occurs mainly in children under ten years of age. Autumn blisters are common in children attending preschool.

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HPV, human papillomavirus

HPV, the human papillomavirus, is a very common virus found in over a hundred different types. Some types can cause cell changes that, in unusual cases, can lead to cancer, especially in the cervix. Other types of HPV can cause warts, usually on the hands and feet. In addition, there are some types that can cause warts in the genital area, so-called condylomas.

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Shingles

Shingles is an infectious disease caused by the same virus as chickenpox. Common symptoms are pain and blisters on the skin, which often sit like a belt on one side of the body. You may be in pain for a long time. You can only get shingles if you have had chickenpox before. However, you can't get infected with shingles by meeting someone with chickenpox.

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Borrelia

Borrelia is a bacterial disease that is spread by ticks. The most common symptom is a skin redness at the site after the tick bite. Thyme is treated with antibiotics. Sometimes the disease spreads to the nervous system and occasionally to the joints. It can then take longer to recover.