Chickenpox are very common among children and infants in New Zealand. And in some cases even adults can experience chicken pox. This little dots are highly contagious and can cause a lot of discomfort, so its important to choose products that will lessen scratching, scarring and will provide relief for the whole family
What are chickenpox? Chickenpox is a viral illness. The chickenpox virus is also called varicella virus or varicella zoster virus. It is the same virus that can cause shingles.
What are the symptoms of chicken pox? It starts with itchy rash that appear red small bumps. Then these immediately change in appearance to become clear, fluid-filled blisters. These blisters are set on a pinkish base skin. It will then eventually become dry brown crusts.
Then new waves of blisters will appear again as chickenpox progresses. It can also cause the baby to feel tired and slightly feverish. He may also lose appetite. A mild cough and runny nose, very similar to a common cold and flu symptoms will usually occur before the rashes starts to appear.
How do we get chickenpox? This is a highly contagious viral infection that can be passed on from person to person. The incubation period or the development of symptoms after an exposure happens between 14 to 16 days. The virus can be passed on by touching a person's blisters or when they sneezed or cough on their hands and then they touched your baby without washing their hands. It can also be airborne. When the person infected with chickenpox sneezes or coughs, your baby can breathe air with the virus.
What are the common ment for chickenpox? Because this is a viral infection, there is no direct cure. Just like flu and common colds, we just have to let them run their course. Lots of rest and fluid intake should help, but there are some things you can do to help fight symptoms.
The rashes and blisters can cause itchiness that can lead to secondary infection if scratched. Anti-itch cream and topical anti-bacterial preparations can help sooth itchy skin, stop infection and support healing.