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How to Safely Care For Your Skin During and After Monkeypox

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How to Safely Care For Your Skin During and After Monkeypox

Although COVID-19 should still be on all our radars, monkeypox has taken over headlines as the newest virus to stay informed about. Monkeypox is a contagious, human-to-human and animal-to-human transmitted disease that comes from the same family of viruses as the variola virus (the virus that causes smallpox.) Along with flu-like symptoms such as a fever, headache, muscle aches, swollen lymph nodes, chills, and exhaustion, the virus also causes a rash similar to smallpox. "In its viremic phase, it affects layers of skin causing inflammation and necrosis," Ramprasad Gopalan, MD, an infectious disease specialist based in Wellington, Florida, tells Allure.
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