Chickenpox is an infectious disease described by numerous itchy, red bumps everywhere throughout the body. The youngster is more likely to get infected from chicken pox, however, older children and grownups can be infected too with this. Chickenpox is very infectious and can be spread by contact with the influenced area, or by an infected individual sneezing or coughing on an uninfected, unvaccinated individual.

It causes spots (a rash) and can make you feel unwell. Indications have a tendency to be more awful in grown-ups than in youngsters. Medicines can facilitate the side effects until the sickness goes. An antiviral medication may restrict the seriousness of the illness, if the medication begun within 24 hours of the first rash appeared. Genuine inconveniences are uncommon, in grown-ups than in kids. They are more likely to occur in pregnancy, and in individuals with a poor immune system, for example, those on chemotherapy. In the event that you are pregnant and have not had chickenpox (or been vaccinated) and come into contact with a person with chickenpox - see your specialist immediately, as treatment may keep chicken pox from developing.

What are the symptoms of chickenpox

Symptoms are typically more serious in grown-ups than in youngsters

• High temperature (fever), aches and headaches regularly begin a day or so before a rash shows up.

• Spots (a rash). The spots show up in crops. The spots form into small blisters and are bothersome. They can appear anywhere on the body and sometimes even in the mouth. A few people are covered in spots; whereas, others have just a couple of them.

• Loss of appetite, tiredness and feeling sick out are normal.

Fever can by and large felling unwell can stay for several days. The blisters gradually dry up. They gradually blur over a week, however, it may take 2-3 weeks to go totally.

Treatment for chickenpox

Individuals with chicken pox ought to stay at home until they are completely fine. Steady treatment incorporates:

·         Rest

·         Pain relief, for example, paracetamol is used to relieve fever. Aspirin ought not be given, as this has been connected with Reye's disease (an uncommon issue influencing the liver and brain) in kids with chickenpox

·         Itching can be treated with lotions, for example, calamine easily available from a drug store.

·         Lukewarm showers with ½ cup of sodium bicarbonate, for example, Pinetarsol included can likewise be useful in relieving itching

·         Since the mouth and throat can be influenced, try to take light food and cool beverages. Maintain a strategic distance from salty foods and citrus organic products

·         To avoid disease of the sores, trim kids' fingernails short and wash hands very frequently with an antibacterial soap. Discourage, scratching as much as possible

·         Dress kids with loose fitting clothes or nightgown. Overheating and friction from attire can intensify itching

·         Antiviral drugs (eg: acyclovir) might be recommended to a few people.

Healthy individuals who have never had chickenpox should keep a measurable distance, because chickenpox is a contagious disease.