Chickenpox, also known as chicken pox, can plague the lives of children and adults. Varicella-zoster caused by a virus. Chickenpox is a close relative of herpes and can present with water bubbles that grow throughout the body. The main symptoms of chicken pox are fever and persistent itching , but then how to relieve these symptoms? How do you know that those chicks that come out in childhood are really chicken pox?
Chicken pox is extremely contagious and its symptoms are very uncomfortable. Children of all ages can get chicken pox and can pass it on to others who haven’t had it yet. The most contagious time for children is at school, where they have greater contact with children everywhere.
Contagion and Symptoms
People who have had contact with the disease in childhood or adulthood have full immunity, but those who have not had it are at risk of getting it even if vaccinated against the disease. The symptoms of chicken pox are:
- High fever for several days
- Reddish water bubbles
- Lack of appetite
- Body ache
A high fever is one of the symptoms of chicken pox, because after reaching the peak, the bubbles begin to appear. The blisters are formed by thin skin and have viral fluid inside them. Chicken pox balls can appear all over the body, but mainly on the face, change, scalp and armpits. This liquid is extremely contagious as well as the bodily secretions of those who are going through the chicken pox crisis.
How to Alleviate Chickenpox Symptoms
Chickenpox is in most cases simple to resolve. It is time for the virus to take action and it will go away on its own. The problem really is the symptoms of chicken pox, dealing with these discomforts is a key point of the issue. Chicken pox provides painful and very intense itch attacks . Scratching is really not a good idea, scratching can cause the bubbles to spread even more throughout the body.
Unfortunately scratching chicken pox rashes can make the condition worse, as they also provide scarring and bacterial infections. Although it is a viral disease, lesions can be contaminated if exposed (live meat). They must be left to dry on their own in order to avoid contamination.
How to Relieve Itching
But how to relieve small children who do not have this notion? There are medications and herbal remedies to help relieve itching and pain from chicken pox rashes. One of them that is widely used and recommended by doctors is potassium permanganate. Violet water as it is known, greatly relieves itching and burning. It also helps the blisters to dry out by reducing the symptoms of chicken pox, fever and rashes.
There are alternatives in plants to improve the symptoms of chicken pox, holly and elderberry make good teas and baths . Simply boil the herbs in the water for 10 minutes and bathe the child’s wounds with chicken pox. Drinking tea is also recommended, about 200 ml a day. In addition there are hemostatic powders that help to reduce itching and also healing. Cornstarch (cornstarch) is a great substitute for this powder but it is easily found in pharmacies.
The period of contagion of the disease is the first 10 days of chicken pox manifestation, the stage in which the blisters are drying is highly contagious. The big problem is when the child has a weak immune system, the disease is combated by antibodies and white blood cells that multiply to fight the disease. However, if the child or adult has this immunological fragility, there may be a worsening of the clinical picture of the chicken pox patient.
Chickenpox Vaccine and Where to Take
To help mitigate the risks of getting the disease, there is the chickenpox vaccine. Like any other form of immunization, it helps in the production of antibodies to the disease , so if a virus enters the body, it is immediately fought by the immune army.
SUS offers chickenpox vaccine free of charge . Once triple, now the vaccine has incorporated chickenpox as a defense for babies from the second month of life. The vaccine can be applied to people of any age but in the private network and costs around R $ 150.
My name is Dr. Alexis Hart I am 38 years old, I am the mother of 3 beautiful children! Different ages, different phases 16 years, 12 years and 7 years. In love with motherhood since always, I found it difficult to make my dreams come true, and also some more after I was already a mother.
Since I imagined myself as a mother, in my thoughts everything seemed to be much easier and simpler than it really was, I expected to get pregnant as soon as I wished, but it wasn’t that simple. The first pregnancy was smooth, but my daughter’s birth was very troubled. Joana was born in 2002 with a weight of 2930kg and 45cm, from a very peaceful cesarean delivery but she had already been born with congenital pneumonia due to a broken bag not treated with antibiotics even before delivery.