CHICKEN POX

Chickenpox

Characterized  by itchy blisters all over the body. It used to be one of the childhood diseases.

Causes – varicella-zoster

  • Chickenpox is infectious disease. You may get chickenpox from touching the fluids from a chickenpox blister, or if someone with the disease coughs or sneezes near you. Even those with mild illness may be contagious.
  • Infection spread 1 to 2 days before their blisters appear. They remain contagious until all the blisters have crusted over.
  • Most cases of chickenpox occur in children younger than 10.

Symptoms:

  • Chickenpox  have the following symptoms Fever   Headache, Stomach ache before the rash appears: chickenpox rash occurs about 10 to 21 days after coming into contact with someone who had the disease. The average child develops 250 to 500 small, itchy, fluid-filled blisters over red spots on the skin.
  • The blisters are usually first seen on the face, middle of the body, or scalp
  • After a day or two, the blisters become cloudy and then scab. Meanwhile, new blisters form in groups. They often appear in the mouth, in the vagina, and on the    eyelids.
  • Children with skin problems such as eczema may get thousands of blisters.
  • Most pox will not leave scars unless they become infected with bacteria from scratching.
  • After chickenpox. vaccine will still develop some case  in mild , They usually recover much more quickly and have only a few pox (less than 30).

Treatment

Homeopathic treatment helps very much in this aspect .Rhus Tox , Bry, Ars, Gels, Fer Phos, Kali M, Kali S apply according symptom similarity.

Instruction for the patient

  • Avoid scratching or rubbing the itchy areas. Keep fingernails short      
  • Wear cool, light, loose bedclothes. Avoid wearing rough clothing, particularly wool, over an itchy area.
  • Apply a soothing moisturizer after bathing to soften and cool the skin.
  • Avoid prolonged exposure to excessive heat and humidity.

Complications

Myocarditis, Pneumonia, arthritis, Encephalitis., Cerebellar ataxia

Warning

Women who get chickenpox during pregnancy can pass the infection to the developing baby. Newborns are at risk for severe infection.

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