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Chickenpox symptoms include a rash on the body and face which later spreads to scalps and limbs.
It can easily spread in the mouth and genitals and which is usually very itchy.
Firstly, chicken pox symptoms start with red spots which later turn into blisters, and in days (1-2 days) it turns into scabs.
The blister will continue to appear from 4-5 days.
There is no specific amount of blister that appears on the body because it varies in every person.
Another common symptom of chickenpox is a high temperature of the infected person, but it’s a mild temperature in children.
Chickenpox can last 10-20 days for children, then longer for adults with chicken pox, and adults who are infected usually feel very ill and can suffer complications.
Some of the unusual chickenpox symptoms are the skin around the blisters starts turning red and really painful.
Some heavy pain in the chest and also find it difficult in breathing, cold hands and feet, and drowsiness.
Treatment of chickenpox is done by easing the symptoms, and infected persons should be contained. They should stay away from the public, preferably stay at home until it subsides or until the blisters have stopped appearing and have scabs.
Chickenpox vaccine helps to protect against the virus which causes chickenpox (varicella-zoster virus). Only people in contact with anyone who has chickenpox receive this chicken pox vaccine.
Chicken pox in adults (adult chickenpox)
All children are immune to chickenpox after the infection. But some adults are at risk of chickenpox if:
- They have a weak immune system from earlier illness, such as HIV.
- They are pregnant, there is a high risk of pneumonia and if you smoke.
- During the first 28 weeks of pregnancy and you have chickenpox, your unborn baby could develop a rare condition known as foetal varicella syndrome (FVS).
- This syndrome can cause complications such as brain damage, shortened limbs, scarring, and eye defects.
- They are adults, it is more serious in adults.
- Adults who contract chickenpox are more likely to be admitted in the hospital.
- Some adults with chickenpox can develop lungs problem.
- Adults can also recover from chickenpox quickly.
If you notice any signs of chickenpox quickly contact your doctor.
At any point, you realize your child has chickenpox, notify their schools. Take time off work to care for a child with using chickenpox prevention until the blisters have all burst and all crusted.
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