Chickenpox or varicella is a disease of childhood which was once considered a disease that every child and family would go thru. This was before routine chickenpox vaccinations. Now today, the number of cases is dramatically down.
But, whenever chickenpox does occasionally occur, it is greatly contagious among individuals who have no immunity. For most chickenpox is a mild disease but there are some who develop severe cases.
The vaccine for chickenpox is an effective, safe way to avert chickenpox and possible complications. Symptoms and signs of chickenpox include:
- Small, blisters liquid-filled that break open and crust over
- Red, rash which is itchy, originally similar to bites from insects on face, scalp, back and chest
- Mild headache
- Pain in the abdominal area or appetite loss
- Overall feeling of discomfort and unease or irritability
- Dry cough
Chickenpox rashes go thru three phases:
- Red or pink bumps or papules, which erupt in various locations over a number of days.
- Blisters which are fluid-filled (vesicles) and form from bumps which are raised about 1 day before leaking and breaking.
- Scabs and crusts which cover up the blisters when broken and take a few extra days to mend.
Bumps which are new continue to develop for some days. Because of this, you can have 3 stages of the rash – “bumps, blisters and scabbed lesions” – at the identical time on the 2nd day of rash. As soon as infected, the virus can spread for 48 hours prior to the rash emerging and remain so pending all spots crusting over.
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