Can I swim with chicken pox: tips doctors
Dear readers, welcome to the website of the health and beauty of the skin! Summer is coming and we all want to the beach to swim and sunbathe. Unfortunately, our plans can disrupt emergency situation, for example, diseases such as chicken pox, which you can get anywhere.
And then the question arises: what to do if you or your child was infected with chickenpox before beach season? Can I swim with chicken pox in public waters, and just in the bathroom? Read the article and learn the answers.
Some General information
Varicella or chickenpox (the common people) is considered a children’s disease. Often, however, infected adults who have not had it in childhood. Almost every one of us had chicken pox at a young age. So for most this disease is not terrible.
But those who are not fortunate enough to recover and develop immunity to varicella, I recommend to be very careful and try not to contact with patients. Chicken pox — the disease is very contagious. It can be picked up during banal communication with the patient.
So sick disease, even the enemy does not want. Patient lot is prohibited. Most experts strongly recommend not to swim during the whole period of the disease.
How, then, ill to observe hygiene and maintain cleanliness of the body? Fortunately, it is not so critical. To swim when chicken pox can be, but need to do it right.
Conduct water treatment can be better or not worth it?
To swim for adults and children during treatment of the above disease is not recommended by doctors are «old school». Modern experts are not so categorical.
Moreover, they even insist on the reception of the sick soul as it relieves itching and prevents infection watery pimples bacteria present in the sweat and get into it from the air.
I can confidently say that there is no need to indulge in the bath until then, until the crust dries in place of watery pimples. Just bathe properly then problems will arise.
How to swim when chicken pox right?
When the first signs of the disease need a couple of days to observe the condition and feelings. If the disease progresses normally and without complications in the form of poor health, high temperature and General malaise, it is possible to take a shower. This should be done quickly and following the rules:
- do not RUB the body with a loofah;
- do not use cosmetics for the soul (gels, soap, etc.);
- after bathing the skin do not RUB with a towel and lightly wet;
- after each bath towel carefully washed and ironed;
- wear only natural cotton clothing or other soft-touch fabrics.
If the ill child or adult feels bad, then water treatment should be abandoned. In this case, you can simply wipe skin with a damp napkin or towel. So you won’t harm and take a dip.
Chickenpox in children is easier and faster. Starting from the 5th day after the onset of pimples, the health of the child is gradually improving. Only now it is possible to bathe in the bathroom. Adults often don’t feel so good on 5th day chicken pox, so it is better to refrain from the bathroom.
Showering with chicken pox should be especially careful. Water should not be too hot. It can not add salt or bubble bath, as the chemicals in these drugs can cause additional irritation of the inflamed skin.
But potassium permanganate in water, add not just possible, but even necessary. Want to learn how to dissolve potassium permanganate for bathing the patient has chicken pox? Then look at this website and read a separate article on this topic.
In the bathing water you can add a decoction of herbs with antiseptic and anti-inflammatory actions:
- oak bark;
Chamomile not only soothes the inflamed skin and will partially relieve itching. Celandine has a powerful antimicrobial action. Oak bark has astringent effect, thanks to which is able to speed up the healing process of pimples. Calendula is known for its antiseptic properties.
Swim when you get chicken pox to be very careful so as not to injure the pimples. If this happens, the virus that resides in the watery contents of the pimples, will move to the healthy skin.
After swimming all the elements of rash should be treated with antiseptic, for example, green paint. To be in the bath can be no longer than 5 minutes.
Can I swim in the bath with chickenpox?
The answer is a resounding no! The temperature is too high and increasing pressure will cause injury, the pimples and the spread of the virus throughout the body. That’s when you overcome completely, and then you can take water treatments in the bath or sauna.
When can I start to swim normally?
A full wash only once will disappear all traces of watery pimples. By the way, these traces are brown.
A sick child or young person in any case can not allow them to tear. The crust should fall off on their own. In their place will be temporary pink spots young skin. Gradually it will become natural color.
Bathing in public waters for chicken pox
The swimming season will open soon and ill no time children will be very sad if the best warm days will have to spend at home in bed. So many question arises: is it possible to swim in the river or in the sea, the patient has chicken pox?
If the disease occurs in mild form and has been completed, then a categorical prohibition, however, knowing its contagious, think again whether you want to infect other people? I believe that it is better not to spoil the health of others and a little patience.
Moreover, sunbathe immediately after recovery and during the illness is not recommended because traces of pimples can acquire dark color and turn into age spots that will go a very long time.
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Author: Anna Derbeneva (dermatologist)