Childhood Diseases / / March 24, 2016
source of infection with chickenpox
Chickenpox or chicken pox - a disease very extended ones.Although the title of this sore and there is a terrible word "pox", but in fact the chicken pox - the disease is not serious, but unpleasant.
chickenpox, colloquially simply chickenpox, caused by viruses, and is an infectious disease transmitted by airborne droplets, almost, that the wind carries.Moreover, unlike the flu known source of infection with chickenpox almost always, because in kindergarten usually get sick all the friendly team.
chickenpox virus is very catching, it spreads quickly in enclosed spaces.So you can pick up and sore from the stairwell neighbors.However, sometimes the baby can infect an adult person who has no visible symptoms of chickenpox, but suffers from an extremely unpleasant disease called "herpes zhoster" (herpes zoster).
fact that the agent, chickenpox, recovering from illness is saved in the "dormant" state in the spinal cord.In the future, under stress,decreased immunity and other nasty virus wakes up and can cause an adult is very painful disease - herpes zoster.
Basically, these adults are infected defenseless infants, to which no sensible mom will not let kindergartners with chickenpox, but adults with herpes - please.
chickenpox sick all
Learning that you have in your garden chickenpox , do not worry.It is better to move this childhood infections at a tender age.chicken pox disease in adolescents and adults is much greater.In pre-revolutionary Russia mother, having heard that the children are picked up from the neighbors chickenpox, we beg to visit, knowing that the sooner the baby "planned" pereboleet better.
kid with chickenpox is contagious 1-2 days during the incubation period and up to the 5th day from the moment of occurrence of the last elements of an eruption.From the onset of the disease may take from one to three weeks.However, most of the incubation period is 2 weeks.
Rash - the main symptom of chickenpox rash
everywhere, and different, any - is the primary symptom of chickenpox .Pours on the face, scalp, trunk, extremities.When the rash appears, the baby fever, sometimes up to 38-39 C (although some children do not have the temperature).The child becomes lethargic, cranky, his appetite is getting worse.But not for much longer and is not always!
rash appears first as a pale-pink spots.Then they are converted into vials filled with transparent liquid.The bubbles are surrounded by reddened skin whisk.Already on the 2nd day of the contents of the vesicle becomes cloudy and the surface is wrinkled and covered with brown crusts.They disappear after only 1-3 weeks.On the body of the baby can be simultaneously present and stains and bubbles and crusts.
fact that, in the apt words of infectious disease physicians, spiked elements - appear repeatedly within 4-5 days of illness.As a rule, each new wave of rash coincides with the deterioration of general condition of the child, a sick chickenpox.
Itching - manifestation of chickenpox
If chickenpox is the biggest problem for the mother and for the baby - a strong itching.And the smaller the baby, the more difficult to explain to him that it is impossible to scratch!It is fraught with infection of wounds by bacteria, because the child's body is weakened.If this happens, the skin may remain traces of a lifetime - little ridges, so-called ospinki.
why spend with a child suffering from chickenpox explanatory conversation.In this situation, ladies, radeyuschie about current and future beauty, there are more obedient.With boys more difficult.But worth a try!
Treatment of chickenpox
- child Nails should be neatly trimmed.Not only that, the claws may scratch the leather, so still mourning crescents under fingernails children - a real hotbed of infection.If the child is very small, put on his cotton gloves.
- daily change underwear.T-shirts and shirts should be made only from natural materials, the best is not very new.You can even select your kid or nightgown shirt.Worn Cloth is soft and will not disturb the child.
- Pay attention to the bedding.Crisp sheets, leave for another time - they are soft enough for a patient with chickenpox.
- Try to get home was a comfortable temperature, not Kuta kid sweat intensifies itching.
- And of course, the most effective means - your love and all sorts of entertainment.Such activities help distract very good!Lubricate
- bubbles optionally with a weak solution of potassium permanganate (2.1%), water, an alcoholic solution of brilliant green (1.2%), fukartsina solution Rivanol solution (0.05%) or an aqueous solution of methylene blue (1%).This will help dry the blisters.
- If your baby has a rash on the mucous membrane of the mouth, regularly carry out rinsing with a weak solution furatsilina or miramistina.
- If the itching subsides, can consult a doctor for appointments child sick with chickenpox, antihistamines.
- Notice drinking toddler mode with chickenpox.Juices (preferably diluted in half with water), broth hips, cranberry juice, tea, blackcurrant must be present in its menu.
- Do not forget about the bracing means - vitamins.This will help to cope with chickenpox is much faster.
remind you once again that it is better to have had chicken pox as a child, so in adults the disease is much more difficult.