Chickenpox is an infectious disease caused by the varicella-zoster virus. That is why the disease is also known as varicella. Unlike other diseases that are also caused by a virus, chickenpox can heal by itself (self-limiting disease).
Unlike other diseases that are also caused by a virus, chickenpox can heal by itself (self-limiting disease).
Chickenpox usually affects children under the age of 10 years. However, in some cases, the disease can also affect adults. Even in adults, the symptoms tend to be heavier than people with children.
Normally, one would only suffer chickenpox one time in her life. However, it is possible you may be exposed to more than one time. But in fact when it happens, that attack is no longer a shingles or chickenpox but measles fire.
Characteristic of chickenpox is the appearance of reddish fluid-filled pimples and itchy. After a few days, the nodule will be dry and flaky. Nodule chickenpox usually appears on the face, back, scalp, chest, abdomen, arms, and legs.
Process diagnosis of chickenpox does not have to pass a test or a blood test. Diagnosis can be made by looking at a person’s clinical symptoms. For pregnant women or women who are breastfeeding, you should immediately consult a doctor if experiencing symptoms of chickenpox.
For pregnant women or women who are breastfeeding, you should immediately consult a doctor if experiencing symptoms of chickenpox.
The chickenpox virus did ap pregnant women can affect the fetus and cause abnormalities in the baby at birth. Diagnosis and treatment that quickly and accurately will reduce the risk of complications.
Doctors can also perform blood tests to make sure chickenpox. Laboratory tests for the diagnosis of varicella are the examination of Ig G Elisa varicella virus. If your body has the chicken pox virus antibody, means that you are protected from the disease.
If your body has the chicken pox virus antibody, means that you are protected from the disease.
There are several symptoms of chicken pox. The main symptoms that can recognize fever followed by the appearance of a red rash. The red rash will turn into pimples containing fluid with the shape and texture that is easily recognizable.
The red rash will turn into pimples containing fluid with the shape and texture that is easily recognizable.
The condition is usually accompanied by other symptoms such as muscle pain and headache.
After a red rash appears, you will feel itchy. Know that not all patients experience symptoms of chicken pox rash same. There are experienced in the whole body (to the area of the mouth, ears, and buttocks). But there are also only at certain parts of the body-such as the scalp, face, arms, and legs.
There are experienced in the whole body (to the area of the mouth, ears, and buttocks). But there are also only at certain parts of the body such as the scalp, face, arms, and legs.
Here are a red rash stages of change:
- The rash turns into a rash and itch
- Nodule usually contain liquid, thin-walled and fragile rupture
- After a few days, the nodule will dry up and flake off by itself
Nodule usually does not appear simultaneously. Likewise, when drying and flaking.
There could be a nodule drying and flake but in other parts, there are still dry. Let nodule rupture itself. If you break it, then the risk of secondary infection becomes larger.
Itching arising from chickenpox rash often make sufferers can not stand. But you should be able to refrain from scratch.
Because scratching the rash can make the skin infection or trigger the emergence of scar tissue (scar) after you recover.
For patients aged youth and adults, symptoms are usually more severe than in children. Adults who had chickenpox also have a higher risk of complications.
If you are over 12 years old, are pregnant or have a weakened immune system, you should immediately consult a doctor in order to get proper treatment and can prevent complications.
Is it dangerous to chickenpox? This disease is often considered not life-threatening. But there are some people with chickenpox experience more severe conditions.
In some cases, it could be complications such as difficulty breathing, the skin around a pimple was red and visible symptoms of infection.
It can also be symptoms of dehydration such as dry mouth and infrequent urination. So do not ever underestimate him.
Handling chickenpox depends on several conditions, among others:
- Overall health
- The duration of exposure to the virus
- The severity of symptoms
Generally, people with chickenpox need only home treatment. The thing to note is sufficient rest and make efforts in order to increase the immune system. The trick is to eat a balanced diet.
It is also necessary to maintain the cleanliness of the skin while bathing and drying off gently with a towel.
Treatment of chickenpox does generally aim to relieve symptoms and keep the skin clean to avoid secondary infections.
To reduce itching rash of chickenpox, you can apply calamine lotion or take antihistamines. But make sure you consult a physician before giving antihistamines to children.
Monitor the fever that appears when the chicken pox. Fever is the body’s normal reaction when it was an infection.
A high temperature to kill bacteria and viruses that cause illness. You should only consume fever-lowering drugs if you feel uncomfortable alone.
Next, make sure you take care carefully UK chickenpox to reduce the risk of bacterial infection. Steps that can be done include:
- Clean the skin with water and mild soap
- Always keep hands regularly wash
- Cut nails so as not to injure the skin when accidentally scratched
- Keep clothing dry and clean
To prevent the spread of chickenpox, do activities outside the home first until all the pimples dry up and flake off. Usually, it takes approximately 10 days after the first symptoms appear.
Avoid close contact with those who have not had chickenpox vaccination protection.
The cause of chickenpox or varicella simplex is varicella zoster virus. This virus can spread easily and quickly. The disease is spread by ae orogen or through the air. Transmission of measles can occur through:
- Direct contact with patients
- Exposed to body fluids by sneezing or coughing
- Hold goods that were previously in contact with the patient, such as bedding or clothing soiled
When to be aware of chickenpox? Time to watch out for is 1-2 days before the rash appears until 7 days thereafter or until the nodule completely dry and peeling.
Here are factors that may increase your risk of developing chickenpox:
- Never before has chicken pox
- Has not been vaccinated against chicken pox, especially pregnant women
- Being in a room with people with chickenpox for more than 1 hour
- Have a weakened immune system
- A home with children under the age of 10 years