Chickenpox in infants how dangerous and how to treat?
Hello, dear visitors of the site about beauty and skin health. We’re all afraid of chickenpox if not had it in childhood. Particularly susceptible to this disease are infants and newborns, who are just beginning to live in our dangerous world.
Chickenpox in newborns can appear for various reasons. For a little unformed and not to develop the body’s immunity, this disease is very dangerous!
So, if you are worried about the health of your newborn, I strongly recommend to read this article. To start I want causes of infection in newborns viral disease and cases in which this can happen.
In some cases, a newborn may develop chickenpox?
Newborns usually called the kids up to the age of 1 month. Despite the fact that parents try to take care of such children, they occasionally get sick with chicken pox. If this illness for a newborn? The answer is so obvious: of course, dangerous. Let’s deal in some cases, the baby is exposed to the virus at such a young age:
All children under the age of 1 month subject to such disease?
Fortunately, not all. If the mother before pregnancy had been ill with this disease, her immune system was partially transferred to the child and serves as his personal protection from the virus. To develop the protection of the child by using injectione mother before the birth. Injection be carried out using immune-boosting drugs.
Congenital baby will last not more than 3 months. Then the number of antibodies in the blood of a newborn to decrease and he will become vulnerable to chickenpox.
However, if a child before the year is breastfeeding, the duration of protection increases as he continues to receive antibodies in mother’s milk. And you thought the doctors so strongly recommend breastfeeding?
Sick children with innate immunity chicken pox? Child with a congenital immune system is still able to get sick, but the disease he will flow much easier and be completed faster.
Chickenpox in children who are fed artificial mixtures, flows are always heavier than those who drank the mother’s milk.
Now let’s consider the main symptoms of the congenital and the usual chicken pox that affects the chest kids.
Symptoms of congenital viral disease
Congenital disease is considered in the case, if proved before the 11th day of a child’s life. The main symptoms are:
- temperature rise;
- in rare cases, seizures.
The baby becomes lethargic or overly stressed, refuses to eat. 1-2 days after the appearance of the above symptoms on the body (on the skin and mucous membranes) are starting to jump is characterized by watery pimples.
The worst thing is that in this age, the pox can be fatal. From it killed about a third of infected babies. She often goes into a generalized form and affects the Central nervous system and internal organs.
The usual symptoms of chickenpox in infants
If the disease manifested itself after 11 days of baby’s life, it is already considered a standard. If the baby has even the slightest protection from the virus, the disease occurs relatively easily.
In addition to the deterioration of appetite and rash that you see in the photo, it does not have symptoms. After recovering the body of the baby develops a strong immunity, which remains for life.
The disease in severe form can occur as well as congenital. The symptoms are almost identical.
Treatment of smallpox in babies
Treatment of any viral disease in babies should be administered and monitored by a physician. If he notices a deterioration in the condition of the sick hospitalitynet. General rules of treatment are:
- the mild form is assigned to breastfeeding and the rejection of the artificial mixtures;
- in the presence of temperature are appointed antipyretic drugs for newborn children;
- after the appearance of itchy watery rash prescribe antihistamines;
- pimples regularly treated with green paint or its modern equivalents;
- in severe prescribers immunoglobulin and antiviral medications.
How to relieve a newborn’s condition during the illness?
If you want to help your baby, then follow the recommendations described below. By the way, what do you think, can a mother infected by contact with sick child? And here is the answer: maybe, but only if it had no immunity (if she’s not had chicken pox).
During chickenpox, the baby refuses food and becomes irritable. You do not need to make him eat by force. Just carefully watch the behavior of the baby and when he is interested in food, offer him something to eat.
Things ill need to be regularly washed and ironed with steam from two sides. The more often you do it, the better. The baby nails should be trimmed. For very young children it is better to buy special «socks» on the handle.
During illness of the child should not be in contact with outsiders. His immune system is very weak, and outsiders can bring additional pathogenic bacteria.
When the first symptoms of virus disease should immediately consult a doctor! By the way, in detail and clearly about chickenpox in infants Komorowski told in his TV show.
That’s all the information about chicken pox in babies you need to know each parent. I hope this article was informative and interesting. Share read with your friends via social networks, and subscribe to this website. Good health to you and your kids!
Author: Anna Derbeneva (dermatologist)