- by Bangalore Baptist Hospital
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- Apr 24 2017
Chicken pox – symptoms and causes
The infection of chicken pox appears after 10 or 20 days after the virus has been infected. Chicken pox appears like a red itchy rash that later spreads from the neck, limb, face and entire body. The very first symptoms of chicken pox are;
1. Fever and head ache
2. Sore throat
3. Loss of hunger
Later, the itchy rashes from fluid blisters appear. The blisters might also appear in the mouth, eyes, genitals and scalps. Unless the blisters burst outs its very contagious to other persons and these blisters stay for 7 days once the spots dry and the sores are healed it is possible for a person to go on a daily routine. The scabs and the crusts take time to heal. Until then the person should stay isolated and take proper rest. A person takes at least 8 days to recover from the illness. Chicken pox does not appear often to a person due to the natural immunity it only appears once.
The virus known as varicella zoster spreads through the air borne particles or from a person who coughs and sneezes that is already infected. The chicken pox is also spread through the touching of blisters or the liquid present in the blisters oozes out. The virus is harmful and contagious many days before the blisters start to appear and it remains until the spots have crusted. It becomes very infectious and harmful to the persons who have never got infected and who have not been vaccinated for it. The common causes through which chicken pox spreads are;
2. Touching or contact with the blisters
3. Through saliva
5. Breathing in virus from the infected person
6. Breathing virus particles through mouth
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