Yes, chickenpox is communicable, but it’s curable and treatable.
Chickenpox, also known as varicella, occurs by itchy red spots seen all over the body. It is the main cause of the virus. And mainly affected in the childhood ages.
It is rare nowadays. The chickenpox vaccine was established in 1995 in the united states.
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Symptoms of chickenpox
Chickenpox is the most common disease in childhood ages.
- Itchy red spots are the most common symptom of chickenpox.
- Chickenpox spread in your body around 7 to 21 days before
- The non-itchy spots symptoms like fever, headache, loss
of food desire.
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How to spread chickenpox
- You spread red or pink spots on all parts of your body. The spots become filled with water.
- Then, lastly, the spots layer is hard to use for recovery.
- When the spots layer is hard, it is a cure and recovers chickenpox.
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Causes of chickenpox
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Chickenpox is more people in causing agent is known as shingles or herpes zoster.
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Diagnosis of chickenpox
when a new spread of red spots, you should call your doctor.
A doctor can usually see red spots by examination and considering other symptoms.
Let your doctor has seen which area is in red spots and bacterial infection.
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Chickenpox is not a cure for the disease but generally recovers within a week without treatment.
A doctor takes medicine to reduce the symptoms of itching and also prevent infection.
The following treatments may symptoms:
Sugar-free food:- it is helpful when sore in the mouth. Avoid spicy foods. When chewing problems, soup is the best option for your body.
Reducing itchiness:- when the itching becomes severe, you can apply ointments, a cool bath, or oral tablets.
A doctor may take antiviral medicine during pregnancy for adults.
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Acyclovir Dose For Chickenpox
Chickenpox dosage for children:
Children who weigh 40 kg or less: 20 mg/kg of body weight, given four times per day within five days.
Children more than 40 kg: 800 mg of dose four times within five days.
- Chickenpox is no cure, but a vaccine is used for prevention.
- Avoid close contact when people are affected by chickenpox.
- Avoid sharing objects with an infected person.
- Wash and clean areas or surfaces when the person may have touched them.
Chickenpox vaccines are two types
Varivax: it only contains chickenpox vaccine .child can two shots, the first dose between 12-15 months of age.
And the second dose is between 4-6 years. It is used in adolescents and adults.
proQuad: it is a combined vaccine, also contains measles, mumps, and rubella(MMRV).
Children gt vaccine-like same as varivax, but it can get to 12 months and age 12.
Chickenpox and pregnancy
Chickenpox infection occurs during 20 weeks of pregnancy. And the virus can spread in the fetus, so the baby can be born infected.
If people become exposed to viruses during pregnancy, so immediately call the doctor.
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shingles VS chickenpox
In some cases, a doctor may think a person has shingles and not chickenpox.
When the person has recovered from chickenpox, later in life, low immunity affects the virus as shingles. However, people can be infected to others with chickenpox if people have not already had the illness, are not vaccinated.
chickenpox is a communicable disease caused by the varicella-zoster virus (VZV) that causes highly itchy spots.
They may be more serious symptoms and complications. The vaccine prevents about 90% of infections in us.
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