|Symptoms of chickenpox in children|
Chickenpox is a common disease among children, and chickenpox causes spots or rashes to appear and can make the child feel generally unwell and tired. " patient ".
What is chickenpox?
Chickenpox is an infection caused by the varicella-zoster virus. Most children have had chickenpox at some point. Most commonly, children get chickenpox before the age of 10. Your immune system makes proteins called antibodies during infection. These fight the virus and then provide lifelong protection (immunity), so it's not uncommon to have more than one episode of chickenpox in your lifetime.
Symptoms of chickenpox in children
High temperatures (fever), aches, headaches, or so often begin before the rash appears.
The spots (rashes) develop into small, itchy blisters that can be anywhere on the body. The rash begins to look like red spots, then ulcerate and then peel off.
Loss of appetite or feeding problems.
Some children feel very unwell for a few days, others show only mild illness.
The blisters dry out, flake, and fade gradually but can take up to two weeks to disappear completely.
Treatment is mainly aimed at relieving symptoms and trying to make your child as comfortable as possible, while the immune system deals with the virus.
A soothing cream, such as calamine lotion, may help relieve itching.
Sedative antihistamines (in a tablet or liquid medicine) may help sleep if itching is a problem .
Keep fingernails short to prevent deep scratching of blisters .
Dress the children in comfortable clothes so that they do not feel cold or overheated, and use cool soft fabrics such as cotton .
Dealing with a fever
Fever usually occurs with chickenpox, and it may make your child feel restless and irritable. Here are the things you can do that may bring the temperature down and make your child feel more comfortable :
Give paracetamol to lower the temperature.
Remove extra layers of clothing from your child if the room temperature is normal.
Moisturizing the body with water and fluids, this helps prevent a lack of fluid in the body (dehydration).