Chickenpox is a common disease among children from the age of 8 to 12. It used to be a classical disease but now it has been overcome, and has become less sever.
It is a viral infection in which patient develops extremely itchy blisters all over the body. It is caused by the virus called varicella-zoster. Children can be protected from this virus by getting the chickenpox varicella vaccine, usually between the ages of 12 to 15 months of childhood. It starts from skin rash and speared all over the body with sever itching.
Chickenpox starts developing its sign and symptoms from 10 or 20 days or 21 days after getting the infection. It initially causes a red, itchy skin rash that usually appears first on the belly, back and face, and then spreads to almost everywhere on the body, including the scalp, mouth, nose, genitals and ears.
These red signs look like bumps and pimples. It also causes pressure in head. These sign usually follows by fever and severe pain in lower back. Some children experience abdominal pain and high fever up to 102 degree.
Chickenpox is a virus, that is why, doctors do not suggest anti-biotic for the patients. The antiviral, acyclovir, may be prescribed by the doctor for patients with chickenpox. This medicine can make the infection less severe. It must be given within the first 24 hours after the first rash appears.
Acyclovir can have side effects, so it is important, only given when necessary. Avoid scratching and rubbing the red bumps. Cut the nails of the patient. Use cool and dry atmosphere for the patients’ ease. Smoothly apply the moisturizing conditioner on patients’ body. Serve cold and soft food to the patient. Do not use Aspirine or Iburopen to any patient of chickenpox.