What Does A Mild Case Of Chicken Pox Look Like?


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Emma kay answered
Chicken pox is a disease that nearly all children will catch at some point during their early years. Do not panic if your child is showing symptoms of the chicken pox as it is usually beneficially that they catch the disease earlier on. Older sufferers of chicken pox can often have a more difficult time with them. A mild case of chicken pox will often include some of the following symptoms - it could be one or it could be all four. A rash of different looking lesions in groups may appear on the skin. Some will be red bumps, some flat bumps and some will look like pimples - water filled blisters. This rash will be intensely itchy and irritating. The patient may have a fever but it will not be over 102 degrees. Finally the patient may not feel well. They may have a runny nose and mild cough with other fatigue symptoms of a cold.

If you suspect that your child does have chicken pox there are a number of simple treatments you can carry out at home to soothe and recover him or her. Keep your child at home until the lesions have formed scabs and he or she has not had a fever for over 24 hours. The disease is highly contagious and if sent into school, your child could infect anyone who has not yet had chicken pox. Calamine lotion can be rubbed onto the skin to relieve the itching. A homemade alternative is to place the child into a tepid bath and use a clean sock filled with oatmeal as a sponge. If your child is really itching then make sure to keep his or her nails short to avoid them scratching themselves. Keep the lesions clean by bathing them regularly. If the chicken pox are lasting unusually long then contact your paediatrician. They may be able to offer a mild form of antibiotics to help clear the skin.
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Anonymous answered
Chickenpox is caused by a virus called Varicella zoster. It is highly contagious and is transferred from person to person through coughing or sneezing or from air.  Chickenpox virus has a incubation period of  10-21 days. It starts with red papules on head and body leading to blister formation and itching. Treatment is done symptomatically to relieve itching. For more details and pictures of chickenpox visit chickenpox.
Carolyn Jones Profile
Carolyn Jones answered
Sadly there is not an awful lot you can do when you have chicken pox - at least not within the confines of your home. I'm currently suffering from my fourth (yes its possible!) infection of chicken pox and its no fun.

When infected with chicken pox you should try not to spread the infection further by staying at home. You will stay infectious until all your lesions have broken and started to harden.

Sometimes the itching can be really intense and trying to distract yourself is a good idea. Watch a film, play a game, do a jigsaw, or my favourite have a clear out!

If you are old enough to work you may find that you feel ok to do a bit of work from home. Its less tolerable for younger children and the frustration from being confined can be upsetting. Colouring books and other arts and craft activities can be a good distraction with a creative outcome!
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Arun Raj answered
Chickenpox is an extremely contagious skin disease caused by the 'varicella' virus. It is a common illness prevalent among children under the age of 12. In fact, almost anyone who is not vaccinated contracts chickenpox by adulthood. A person who is suffering from chicken pox can transmit it to the other by coughing, sneezing, laughing or even talking. It can spread through skin to skin contact, through droplets or can be spread through air.

Chicken pox symptoms comprise of a slight fever, a lethargic mood and are accompanied by itch rashes. To begin with the rashes appear similar to pinkish dots which turn into a little blister (an itchy swelling on your skin filled with fluid). These blisters eventually dry out and form scabs. The blisters are more prone to occur on covered parts of the body like the armpit, trunk and the scalp rather than the exposed areas.
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cooper shannon answered
Aveeno makes a colloidal oatmeal treatment, You can soak in it, you can apply small amounts to disrupted areas. I put mittens /with tape. On my kids and my self. Don't use silvertape, it hurts. So they can't scratch as hard, spreading infection, or scarring their skin. Try and make it fun, you could tell them, they are magic, they will make the pox pass faster. They will.

As far as cabin fever goes, try family games, cards, books, internet, tv, arts and crafts. You may find your self having fun as well.

Catnip tea, chamomile tea, are both safe for children, It will relax and calm. Good luck
Deborah Wacker Profile
Deborah Wacker answered
Chicken Pox start out by looking like a rash, then they will form blisters. This is where they are contagious. Finally they will turn to scabs.
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Anonymous answered
They start out as tiny bumps over the infected area.  They start by itching, the more you scratch they become red and spread.
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Anonymous answered
Chickenpox typically appear first on the stomach and back, then the arms, legs, and everywhere else. I think you should go see a doctor - just because they're not itchy now doesn't mean its not chickenpox either. It can take a while for the itching to start.
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Anonymous answered
I don't no but I have something little red dots only on my back stomach and arms.....

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