Symptoms of chickenpox many years were indistinguishable from the symptoms of smallpox - a particularly dangerous infection, kill millions of people. It was only in the 16th century windmill has been described by Italian doctors Vidiusm and Ingrassia. As an independent disease chickenpox has been allocated in the 18th century and the early 20th century was isolated pathogen of chickenpox - varicella zoster virus.
What you need to know the symptoms of chickenpox
Symptoms of chickenpox should be aware of everything as it is acutely contagious infectious disease. When symptoms of chickenpox
Symptoms of chickenpox - characteristics
the patient should be immediately isolated. It should be borne in mind that the very first signs of chickenpox in children
Chickenpox in children - a mild infection, but there are exceptions
and adults can vary.
Chickenpox - is the most common childhood infections. By the time they start school she perebolevaet majority of children attending child care. Is it good or bad? This question is difficult to answer unequivocally. Arguments "for" "worked" largely in the past. It is known that in age from two to ten years in most cases, chickenpox is mild, while adolescents and adults, it is often difficult for. Women especially need immunity to chickenpox as sick of this infection during pregnancy is very dangerous.
The arguments "against" take effect until today. Why endure chickenpox, which in children can be severe complications if you can promptly get vaccinated against this infection? In this case, after contact with the patient or disease is not at all, or whether it will proceed in an easy manner.
Children and adults who have been in contact with the patient, if necessary, be vaccinated against chickenpox, but only if, after the contact was not more than 72 hours.
Symptoms of chickenpox in children
The first signs of chickenpox in children - a rise in temperature, followed by precipitation of bubbly rash. Developing the disease usually two weeks after exposure (the incubation period from 10 days to three weeks). The child has a fever (usually mild digits), he becomes lethargic, moody, complains of a headache, and sometimes pain in the hands and feet.
After a few hours the temperature is raised above the skin and at the same time (and sometimes on the mucous membranes) appears itchy rash with blisters. The rash can appear anywhere and at first are small red spots, which quickly pop the bubbles with clear content, surrounded by a red border. A few hours later the contents of the vesicles becomes cloudy, and the next day - they dry on the two to form a brown crust, they disappear after 1-3 weeks. Podsypaniya on the skin and mucous membranes occur in waves at intervals of one - two days. Such waves can be from one to several, sometimes up to 5-6 and more. On the skin of a child creates a motley picture - it contains no red spots, blisters and brown.
If the child is brushing the skin, the disease usually takes 1-2 weeks. After 5 days after the last bubble rash child can attend kindergarten or school.
The signs of chickenpox in a child can join and signs of complications. If the parents do not follow the hygiene and child brushing the skin, viral infections can join bacterial - pustules appear on the skin and subcutaneous tissue - abscesses and cellulitis.
Complication of chickenpox is the spread of the rash on the mucous membrane of the larynx - swelling
Prevention and treatment of edema - it is important to understand the root cause
in this area may lead to obstruction of the respiratory tract (varicella cereals).
Symptoms of chickenpox in adults
Chickenpox in adults often runs hard, sometimes with complications in the internal organs and the brain. The first signs of chickenpox in adults
Chickenpox in adults - a threat to life
- High temperature (up to 39˚S and above), headache, pain in muscles and joints, sometimes nausea and vomiting. The condition can be moderate to severe, even from the beginning.
The appearance of the characteristic skin rash is accompanied by an even greater rise in temperature. Rash abundant, rash larger than in children. After falling away crusts on the skin are sometimes small scars that would not be noticeable, if not their lack of skin pigment melanin, which is why they appear lighter than the rest of the skin.
Symptoms of the disease are often accompanied by signs of chickenpox complications. Chickenpox in adults is often complicated by the appearance of lesions on internal organs, membranes and brain tissue. Such complications occur is very difficult, especially if the patient is lowered immunity - it increases the risk of additional bacterial infection.
Symptoms of chickenpox should be aware of in order to promptly isolate the patient and seek medical help.