Chicken Pox

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Chicken Pox:

Chicken Pox

About Chicken Pox:

About Chicken Pox Chickenpox is caused by the varicella -zoster virus ( VZV) Characterized by: Fever Raw, open, itchy rashes


Transmission Persons to person contact or sneezing/coughing Children will usually spread it between each other . person with chickenpox is contagious 1-2 days before the rash appears and until all blisters have formed scabs. It takes from 10-21 days after contact with an infected person for someone to develop chickenpox

Clinical Features:

Clinical Features Mild prodrome (fever, malaise) for 1-2 days Successive crops (2-4 days) of pruritic vesicles Generally appear first on head; most concentrated on trunk Can spread over the entire body causing between 250 to 500 itchy blisters Generally mild in healthy children

The rash :

The rash Each rash progresses through a series of characteristic stages over about a week. Macules Papules vesicles pustules crusts Pleomorphism



Home treatments:

Home treatments



Shingles :


Prevention :

Prevention Varicella Vaccine Recommendations Routine vaccination at 12 to 18 months of age Recommended for all susceptible children by the 13th birthday Persons >13 years of age without history of Varicella Two doses separated by 4 – 8 weeks

Prevention :


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