Chickenpox is a mild - whether produced strong immunity?

February 15, 2014

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 Chickenpox is a mild often occurs in children between two and 10-12 years. In adolescents and adults, for mild chickenpox - a rarity. That is why at the beginning of the last century, the mother tried to deliberately infect their young children with chickenpox in order to avoid its severe later in life.


Chickenpox is a mild - the formation of immunity

Chickenpox - a highly contagious disease of viral origin. If the children's collective fall ill at least one child, after all the others have been ill. But sometimes chickenpox is mild when the baby appear on the skin only a few elements of the rash. In this case, many parents worried about the question of whether the child develop into a full immunity to the disease.

Clinical experience shows that recovering from chickenpox, including mild, produced durable lifelong immunity as infectious agents (viruses such as herpes 3 Herpes type 3 - causes chicken pox and shingles  Herpes type 3 - causes chicken pox and shingles
   varicella zoster virus) does not leave the body at all, and "hide" in clusters of nerve cells (nerve ganglia). In most herpesviruses type 3 are inactive in the nerve ganglia, located in the spinal cord, ganglia and in the trigeminal nerve innervating the facial region.

Become active agents of this infection with a decrease in immunity (under stress How to beat stress? Create an oasis  How to beat stress? Create an oasis
 , Colds, etc.). The consequence of varicella zoster virus activation is the appearance of the characteristic rash on the skin of the bubble over the branches of nerves, which they descended to the skin. This disease is called herpes zoster Shingles and chickenpox - from the same pathogen  Shingles and chickenpox - from the same pathogen
   or shingles.

Repeated chickenpox disease are extremely rare and occur mainly peri significant violation of immunity.

Chickenpox is a mild often occurs in children aged from two to 12 years. In adolescents and adults, the disease rarely occurs easily. Breast Delhi, if they are breastfed, rarely get sick with chickenpox since the mother's milk (unless, of course, she was sick with chickenpox) is produced antibodies to pathogens of this infection.


Mild chickenpox - for and symptoms

Mild chickenpox usually begins two weeks after the child's contact with the sick (incubation period - from 10 days to three weeks). After that, in mild infections a child can appear malaise, headache, and then appear on the skin rashes single elements. Some children may slightly increase the temperature, while others rash appears among full health.

Elements of the rash may appear anywhere on the skin or mucous membranes. The rash starts as a small red spots round or oval. After some time on the surface of the red spot appears a small vial of clear content. If the bubble is not combed, then it dry on a day - two and in their place appear at first soft and then dense crust. A week later, the small scabs fall off, without leaving any traces.

For any form of chickenpox is characterized by undulating appearance of blisters, even if they happen quite a bit. In milder forms of chickenpox such waves can be two or three.

Mild chickenpox in children Chickenpox in children - a mild infection, but there are exceptions  Chickenpox in children - a mild infection, but there are exceptions
   It may be accompanied by and large, than usual bubbles, in this case, if there is no scratching, breaking bubbles and secondary bacterial infection, they dry on for two, maximum - three weeks, after which the crusts fall off and not leave behind infection.

On average, a mild form of chickenpox lasts about 10 days.


Easy for chickenpox - whether it requires special treatment?

Easy for chickenpox does not require special treatment. But child care is needed to ensure that chicken pox is not difficult accession bacterial infection. The child is assigned to a diet with the exception of salty, spicy, smoked foods, sweets, soft drinks. Since even in the mild form of chickenpox can not exclude the appearance of the rash on the mucous membranes, the child is recommended semi-liquid foods and drinking plenty of fluids.

Baby clothes should be light, made of natural fabrics (cotton is better), as excessive potoobrazovanie irritating to the skin and promotes scratching the rash and, therefore, increases the risk of additional bacterial infection.

Elements of the rash immediately after they become better lubricated green paint so it will be more noticeable appearance of new elements and reduce the risk of bacterial complications. Bathe your child better after the appearance of dense scabs on all elements of the rash.

A child with a mild form of chickenpox is contagious during the period of rash and five days after the last bubble on the skin.

Galina Romanenko

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Human papilloma virus - when the body fails

December 7, 2008

  • Human papilloma virus - when the body fails
  • How do you get

 Human Papilloma Virus
   There are more than 100 types of human papillomavirus. Different types of the virus can cause the appearance of formations, similar to warts on various parts of the body. For example, when infecting some of them appear plantar warts; sometimes due to human papillomavirus warts appear on the hands and face. More than 40 strains of human papilloma virus causes the appearance of genital warts, some of which may provoke the development of cervical cancer Cervical cancer: possible cure  Cervical cancer: possible cure
 . Human papillomavirus, which can become triggers cancer often does not cause warts and for quite a long time the woman may not notice any symptoms at all. Protection against some of these species the virus can be by a special vaccine.

 Human papilloma virus - when the body fails


In most cases, a healthy immune system The immune system - how it works?  The immune system - how it works?
   well protected from the human papilloma virus, before they cause infection, which will result in warts. When the immune system for some reason is unable to cope with the virus, there may be the following symptoms of viral infection:

  • Genital warts may be flat or nearly visible, convex and rounded. In women, genital warts usually appear on the vulva, but sometimes also in the anus, the vagina and the cervix; men - on the penis, scrotum and around the anus. They rarely cause discomfort or are painful.
  • Common warts - convex, with a rough surface formation on the skin; most often appear on the hands and fingers. In most cases, they are nothing more than a cosmetic problem, but sometimes these warts are painful; if damaged they can easily start to bleed.
  • Plantar warts - is hard, rough growths tend to appear on the heel and other parts of the feet, which are frequently under pressure. Plantar warts can cause pain and discomfort, particularly when walking.
  • Flat warts slightly protrude above the surface of the skin; their color is usually darker skin color. Most often they appear on the face, neck, hands, elbows and knees. Flat warts are often observed in children and adolescents

When you see any parts of the body warts that cause discomfort and / or pain, you must consult your doctor.

 Human papilloma virus - when the body fails


Human papilloma virus enters the body through skin lesions - including through very small scratches that man himself can hardly notice it. Types of viruses that cause genital warts Warts - germ of cancer?  Warts - germ of cancer?
 It is transmitted during sexual intercourse. Some viruses are transmitted during oral sex - they induce the formation of warts in the mouth and on the mucosa of the upper respiratory tract. In rare instances, human papilloma virus is transmitted from mother to child during childbirth. This may lead to the child infection caused by human papillomavirus genital or upper airways.

 Human papilloma virus - when the body fails

Risk factors

  • Number of sexual partners. The risk of infection with HPV is the higher, the more sexual partners a person. Sexual contact with a person who had many sexual partners also increases the likelihood of infection.
  • Age. Children and adolescents are more likely to become infected with the human papilloma virus.
  • Weakened immune system. People whose immune system is weakened by HIV, drug therapy, organ transplants Organ transplantation: Past and Present  Organ transplantation: Past and Present
 , The likelihood of developing an infection caused by papilloma virus is higher than the rest.

Damage to the skin, through which the human papilloma virus enters the body, significantly increase the risk of infection. For example, if a man bites his nails or takes traumatic sports, it gets at risk for infection with HPV.