Chickenpox is a condition caused by a virus “Varicella-Zoster”. The disease causes an itchy red blister that occurs all over your body. Chickenpox is a contagious disease. It can spread from one person to another through direct contact.
Everyone can get this disease. Infant and adult with a weak immune system are more prone to this disease. It can also lead to a serious health problem and other skin diseases. The best prevention for this disease is to get vaccinated.
SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF CHICKENPOX
The symptoms of chickenpox may include:
The infection may occur about 21 days and below and it last about 5 to 7 days.
SOURCES OF INFECTION
The main source of this infection is a virus called “Varicella-Zoster”. If the virus occurs to a person, it can spread to another person. The virus can spread in different ways such as:
RISK AND PREVENTION
WHO GETS CHICKEN POX?
The following are the people at risk of developing the disease such as:
The listed below are ways to prevent yourself from developing the disease.
In diagnosing, the doctor will examine the rash and your symptoms. After conducting a physical exam. He may suggest you to undergo some test such as:
If the diagnosis is done, the treatment for the disease comes next. Your doctor will prescribe you some medication for treating your condition.
TREATMENT / MEDICATIONS
The doctor may prescribe an antihistamine drug, to relieve itching. Also, some antiviral drugs will do such as:
In some cases, this condition doesn’t require a treatment. Mostly it is advisable to just run its course.