Chickenpox (varicella) is a viral infection that causes an itchy, blister-like rash. Chickenpox is highly contagious to people who haven't had the disease nor been vaccinated against it
Chickenpox infection usually lasts about five to 10 days. The rash is the telltale indication of chickenpox.
Other signs and symptoms, which may appear one to two days before the rash, include:
• Loss of appetite
• Tiredness and a general feeling of being unwell (malaise)
Once the chickenpox rash appears, it goes through three phases:
• Raised pink or red bumps (papules), which break out over several days
• Fluid-filled blisters (vesicles), forming from the raised bumps over about one day before breaking and leaking
• Crusts and scabs, which cover the broken blisters and take several more days to heal
The disease is generally mild in healthy children. In severe cases, the rash can spread to cover the entire body, and lesions may form in the throat, eyes and mucous membranes of the urethra, anus and vagina. New spots continue to appear for several days
• Doctors generally diagnose chickenpox based on the telltale rash.
• Blood Tests
• Laboratory tests
In otherwise healthy children, chickenpox typically requires no medical treatment. Your doctor may prescribe an antihistamine to relieve itching. But for the most part, the disease is allowed to run its course.
For most people, chickenpox is a mild disease. Still, it's better to get vaccinated. The chickenpox vaccine is a safe, effective way to prevent chickenpox and its possible complications.
Consult At Aadil Hospital for Vaccination.