Chicken pox in a mild form: when it happens and how to treat?
Greetings, visitors of a site about dermatology! Chicken pox in a mild form occurs in children aged from 2 years. During adolescence or at older ages, the disease is often severe. Because of this, doctors say that chickenpox need to have had in early childhood.
Article will tell you easy about smallpox, its features, symptoms and methods of treatment. I strongly recommend to read it those who have small children who have not had chickenpox.
Does immunity to the virus in a lightweight form?
This is perhaps the most important question. As you know, I had been ill with smallpox Varicella Zoster, which can easily become infected in various ways, including by airborne droplets, formed persistent immune protection, prevent relapse in the future.
To earn it, you have to move all of the symptoms of the disease. The main symptom is a watery pimples.
Lightweight chickenpox especially those that have a sick a no symptoms. The question suggests itself: what is the immune system will appear and if he is the baby in mild viral disease?
The answer to the above question will make you happy.
Immunity will develop, even if the disease will flow in the easiest form — no characteristic rash, fever and other symptoms. By the way, as it was then to determine if the symptoms do not appear? And this is the next question which you will read below.
How to determine light pox Varicella Zoster?
This disease is found only in children under the age of twelve. In infants if they are fed mother’s milk, which has immunity, viral disease can not occur, since breast milk is transferred antibodies.
Lightweight windmill type usually occurs a few weeks after contact with the patient. Sometimes the incubation period is prolonged to 21 days. The first symptoms are as follows:
- the child begins to complain of weakness, headache, deterioration of health;
- on the skin formed small red spots, which in a day transformed into a characteristic Valderice (to ignore them is difficult because they are rare, and therefore a mild form of smallpox occurs without rash);
- in some cases, slightly increasing the temperature, but often the disease progresses without temperature.
Agree, the symptoms are small and unobtrusive.
Lightweight varicella may be confused with the common cold, which often happens. Therefore, when the child begins to feel bad, carefully inspect the skin and mucous membranes.
If you’ll notice pimples or redness, then maybe the child caught. Watch the lost and found for several days. Pimples from chickenpox behave in a special way:
- first appear as specks oval;
- a day filled with a watery content and start to itch (by the way, contacting with the given content you can get);
- after 2 days, torn and covered with a solid crust.
The disease in children and adults has one thing in common — a wavy character. The pimples up within a few days. The mild form there is a 2-3 waves max. Looks like watery rash in mild chicken pox, you can see in the photo.
How to treat mild form of chickenpox?
The treatment of any of the above varieties of smallpox can only be symptomatic. Simply put, you have to treat those watery pimples, described above. For patients to properly care for. Otherwise the disease can develop into a severe form.
A sick child is assigned a diet, which prohibits the salty, fatty, spicy, smoked and sweet. Sometimes in mild form of chicken pox spots appear on mucous membranes.
Fortunately, this happens very rarely. But if this happens, then the patient must drink plenty of water, only liquid food, as Valderice in the mouth also tend to burst and become open sores.
If you have rash on the body should wear natural loose-fitting clothing that will not be able to hurt her. In a tight synthetic clothes the body will sweat, causing pimples will start to itch stronger.
All of the elements of the rash need to treat antiseptic medicine. Often use the green paint. Why is it? A separate article on the application and use of green fodder in the windmill you will find on this site.
Bathe the baby to be very careful. The skin should not be scrubbed with a loofah and lather with soap. From the bath at the time of illness should be abandoned. Quick and hot shower — that’s the perfect water treatment option for a sick chickenpox.
Cough — a frequent symptom of the lightweight forms of chickenpox in children
Quite often, in mild chickenpox in children a cough. Why is this happening? This symptom is not mandatory and normal for the above disease. Often it is the standard defensive reaction of the body of the baby to the virus. But in some cases it may indicate:
If a complication of chickenpox became pneumonia, then ill need a specific individually tailored treatment with hospitalization.
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The author: Elena Smirnova (dermatologist)