How to recognize the first signs of chickenpox in a child
Chicken pox is the most common disease inchildren. Usually she is ill at the age of 5 to 10 years. After the transferred disease immunity is preserved for life. This disease is very contagious and transmitted by direct contact with a sick child. Therefore, usually in kindergartens the whole group is sick. The first signs of chickenpox in a child do not appear immediately. After infection, 1-3 weeks pass, but the baby will be infectious even before the rash appears.
Varicella is caused by the herpes virus. Usually, children do not get sick easily,
The first signs of chickenpox in a child are similar toa common viral infection. He becomes capricious, there is weakness and malaise, sometimes pain in the throat or stomach. The heat rises. These symptoms appear at a time when rashes are not yet visible.
What signs of chicken pox are most characteristic forthis disease? Of course, this is a rash. When there are small red spots, which after a while are converted to vesicles, it is easy to determine that your child is chickenpox. The eruptions focus most of all on the abdomen, chest, neck and face.
Then the rash spreads to the back, limbs,can be even on the mucous membranes, which gives the most unpleasant sensations. A few days later the red specks are transformed into blisters with transparent contents. Then there are crusts, which after a while fall away themselves, leaving no traces.
Rashes appear every few days,so you can see on the body all the stages of the rash. Usually, these symptoms are used to determine that the child has chickenpox. The first signs of a photo of children show clearly. Each child has a number of rashes individually. They may be small, or they spread throughout the body.
Each mother should know the first signs of chickenpox
child, in time to begin treatment. After all, the rash causes severe itching, and when combing, the baby can infect the infection. In addition, if you tear off the crusts formed on the bubbles, then on the skin for the rest of their lives will remain ugly scars. In the absence of treatment, complications may occur. Most often this suppuration after combing the vesicles.
There are no special medicines for chickenpox,antibiotics also do not act on the virus. It is desirable for the patient to lie down, drink a lot. At high temperature, antipyretic agents are prescribed. To quickly heal rashes, they need to be greased every day with greenery. Carefully inspect the entire body of the baby, especially the folds and crotch, because unprocessed vesicles can be festered.
It is also very important to respectsanitary and hygienic rules and a special diet that excludes allergens. It is necessary to give the baby vitamins and funds to strengthen immunity. To reduce itching, herbal baths are recommended, and in severe cases - antihistamines.
The first signs of chickenpox in a child need to be able torecognize, so as not to be confused with other diseases, such as measles. In addition, the ill child should be isolated from other children so that he does not spread the infection.