How to treat chickenpox: the advice of our dermatologist
I greet you, my beloved readers! Today we will talk about how to treat chicken pox. Chicken pox or the common people, chickenpox is an unpleasant disease of an infectious nature, which is a very contagious viral microorganism.
The disease is spread in many ways: by airborne droplets, through contact with or breathing of the patient with the contents of watery pimples. The disease can be transmitted through the affected clothing or household appliances.
Pleases only one — after recovery, the body form immunity to chickenpox. Article will tell you how to cure chickenpox in adults, adolescents and children. Happy reading!
Symptoms of chickenpox
To learn how to treat the above disease, you need to first thoroughly examine it. Let’s consider the main symptoms, one of which is a rash on the body in the form of a watery inflammation that you see in the photo.
These lesions appear primarily on the skin, but can also occur on mucous membranes, for example, in the mouth. A pimple resulting from chickenpox develops:
- first, there is the seal;
- then formed a small red pimple;
- it gradually swells, growing;
- in the end, the pimple is filled with watery clear or turbid contents.
In addition to pimples, chickenpox in children and adults is accompanied by:
- General malaise — weakness, dizziness, loss of appetite;
- nausea and stomach upset (sometimes).
The above symptoms appear simultaneously with the first pimple or a couple of days before him. The number of watery blisters may increase gradually or immediately.
Each blister after some time ripens and bursts. Thus in its place formed a crust, which you cannot remove independently.
The incubation period of chickenpox is equal to 10-20 days. As a rule, cases are contagious for a couple of days before the rash and 7 days after.
The treatment of children
Chickenpox in children is easier than adults. What treatment does a baby need? Usually treat only the symptoms of the disease, as it relieves the sick. A child is prescribed antipyretics and stimulating the immune system means.
Pimples is regularly treated with green paint. What can I use besides the green stuff? An excellent antiseptic is potassium permanganate solution. In addition to his prescribed anti-inflammatory drugs, which can be found on this website.
The treatment is carried out at home. In some cases (if the disease moved into the serious stage) of the patient hospitalitynet that solves only the doctor.
The child needs to stay in bed (not less than 7 days). At the same time parents should as often as possible to change the bed linen. It is better to transfer the patient on a milk-vegetable diet and be sure to give him a warm drink in large quantities.
Watery pimples are processed at least two times a day. The one who will handle the rash should wear disposable gloves as a cotton swab, the virus well-tolerated with the affected skin healthy. It is especially difficult chickenpox occurs in babies under one year.
A sick child should not be bathed completely, as because of this the number of pimples will increase. But leave it dirty not recommended. The ideal option is a quick shower.
To increase the resistance of the immune system of the baby can be given vitamin C, fruit, juices. Parents should isolate the child from society. This does not mean that a child cannot go outside. To walk in the fresh air you need, just not on the playgrounds, and in less crowded places.
Treatment of adults and adolescents
In adults the disease is much harder and often instantly becomes severe. No wonder doctors suggest to contract chicken pox up to 5 years of age.
In adolescents and adults with chickenpox may appear runny nose and other cold symptoms, headaches and chills. Treatment for adults and adolescents differs little from the treatment of children.
Infected adults should isolate yourself from other adults and children who have not had the smallpox, for two weeks.
In adults, the rash appears everywhere, including on the shag parts of the body and on mucous membranes. The pimples gradually increase in size to 2-3 mm and continuously itch.
Peel, comb and injure the blisters in any case impossible, as in their place can form scars.
The treatment of chickenpox in adults and teenagers should strictly be monitored by a physician. In milder forms of the disease ill get the green paint or some modern medication such actions.
Bathe and soak the rash is strictly prohibited! Only allowed quick intimate hygiene. Details about the treatment of chickenpox in adults Komorowski said in one of his videos.
To alleviate the unpleasant symptoms, can take light antihistamines, such as pain. It is taken 2 times a day (according to the classical scheme — in the morning and evening) after meals.
By the end of the second week Valderice should disappear completely. In their place you can stay young pink areas of skin that will gradually become normal color.
How to treat chicken pox on mucous?
It is especially difficult to deal with a rash on the mucous membranes e.g. in mouth. Some doctors argue that such a rash is better not to touch, as the mucous is very sensitive to external stimuli. Others recommend rinsing the mouth with decoction of chamomile.
To reduce the discomfort that takes rashes, I recommend to attach the ice. Also Valderice on mucous can be childish smear preparations that are assigned at the appearance of first teeth. The sores will heal fast if periodically put on them the oil of sea buckthorn.
That’s all the information regarding the treatment of chickenpox in people of different ages. I hope this article has helped you to overcome this nasty viral illness. Tell us about it in the social. networks their friends as well as subscribe to site updates. Up to new meetings!
The author: Elena Smirnova (dermatologist)