- Chickenpox in adults - a threat to life
Chickenpox in adults is usually more severe than in children, and sometimes it can even threaten the patient's life. Especially hard chickenpox occurs in people with reduced immunity
Immunity - types and characteristics in children in adults
- These people are at risk of chickenpox
Chickenpox: painful, but not dangerous
. Without a history of childhood chickenpox in adults it is recommended to be vaccinated against the infection.
How to start chickenpox in adults
Chickenpox - an acute infectious disease that occurs most often in children easily and therefore many consider it trivial. But in reality it is not so today found that chickenpox can be severe and give many complications. Especially hard the infection occurs in adolescents and adults.
Differences within chickenpox in adults and children starts at the very beginning of the disease. So, the overall health of children, or slightly disturbed or not disturbed at all, and the onset of disease is associated with the appearance of the rash on the skin of the bubble. In adults, the first fever (sometimes very large numbers), there are signs of intoxication (headache, malaise, joint pain
Joint pain - how to understand what is going on?
and muscles, rarely - nausea
Nausea - there may be problems with the nervous system
and vomiting), and only a day - two feather appear rashes on the skin and mucous membranes.
But there are a mild form of chickenpox in adults - it flows as well as children, only with rashes on the skin and mucous membranes. Sometimes this rash individual - in this case a diagnosis of chickenpox is not always installed.
How is chickenpox in adults
Chickenpox in adults is more severe and prolonged. A feature of the flow of chickenpox in adults is that after the first rash on the skin and mucous membranes of the new elements pour in waves, along with a rise in temperature and a sharp violation of general condition. The length and the number of such waves in adults more than children, and therefore they have the disease lasts longer.
Duration of chickenpox in adults is considerably greater than in children. The child has the latest rash may occur 3-5 days, while the chicken pox in adults can last 1-2 weeks or more. Chickenpox in adulthood - it is in most cases a serious, sometimes life-threatening disease.
What are the symptoms of chickenpox in adults
Symptoms of chickenpox in an adult similar to the symptoms of the infection in the child, but they are expressed more vividly. On the background of the high temperature on the skin appear small red spots initially, and then grow on its surface a small vial with clear content. Bubbles fast (1-3 days) dry up to form scabs that eventually fall off frequently without scarring.
The individual steps of chickenpox in adults occur more long, so the skin turns "variegated" pattern: rash at an early stage in the form of light red spots, blisters, bubbles burst and erosion, drying soil crust - all of these elements can be seen on the skin at the same time.
The course of chickenpox in adults is also characterized by the fact that the bubble skin rash has a deep and relief character, and after her skin often remain small ulcers, which may get a bacterial infection, followed by formation of pustules. This also contributes to reduced immunity, characteristic of all herpes infections.
Chickenpox in adult males is also manifested in the form of rashes in the genital area, including the head of the penis, and the foreskin slips mucosa of the urethra, causing extreme discomfort. Including voiding.
Symptoms of chickenpox in adults can manifest itself in the form of bubble rash on the mucous membranes.
Mucous bubbles quickly burst, forming extensive erosion. The patient was difficult to eat, swallow, breathe and sometimes - with the defeat of the mucous membranes of the throat and respiratory tract. Complications from chickenpox in adults can manifest itself in the form of long flowing laryngitis, sometimes with signs of stenosis (narrowing of the sharp) of the respiratory tract, which is known as varicella croup. Characteristic for adults and varicella pneumonia.
Chickenpox adult human is accompanied by decrease of immunity, however the infection can spread to the central nervous system and internal organs. Immunosuppression - is also the risk of joining a purulent infection in the form of abscesses and abscesses, after which the skin scars remain. Joining bacterial infection to the rash on the mucous membranes may lead to the development of stomatitis, pharyngitis, otitis, secondary bacterial pneumonia (they may complicate the course of viral pneumonia) and so on. This characteristic effects of chickenpox in adults.