Chicken Pox Symptoms
Chicken pox (varicella)is a viral infection.It is common in childhood,when the infection is usually mild. Chicken pox usually begins with a fever,followed by a rash after one or two days. The rash usually starts as as red spots,and than turns into blisters filled with fluid. Within a few days,crusts form over the blisters. New spots may also appear over the next few days. The rash may be very itchy.
Chicken Pox Cause
Chicken pox is caused by a virus.If your child gets chicken pox, he will never get the infection again.
Chicken Pox Treatment
You can try to control your child’s fever by giving him acetaminophen.Do not give your child aspirin or any products that contain aspirin. Aspirin increases the risk of getting Reye’s syndrome,a severe illness which can damage the liver and the brain.
Chicken Pox Prevention
The virus that causes chicken pox spreads through the air,or spreads through direct contact with the blister(s) of an infected person. Chicken pox is infectious five days after the rash first appears,or until a crust has formed over the last blister. If your child has been around another child who has chicken pox ,watch your child for signs of the infection over the following two or three weeks. Chicken pox can be prevented with the varicella vaccine.Ask your doctor about the vaccine.