Vomiting in chicken pox: how dangerous and what to do in this case?
Hello, dear readers! Many people believe that chickenpox is a completely harmless and lung disease. Therefore, it is treated seriously. But think so wrong, because chicken pox has a number of serious complications that can be life-threatening.
The first symptom of these complications is vomiting in chicken pox. After reading the article, you will learn about what can signal this syndrome and how to deal with it.
Why vomiting occurs when the chickenpox?
First and foremost, the appearance of vomiting and nausea suggests that the disease occurs in severe form. Often this complication is observed in adults. Sometimes a severe form can develop in children, especially if the sick are too weak immunity.
Vomiting may occur immediately after the first watery vetranary pimples. Nausea, in this case, during the first few days of illness, when the body of new pimples. This symptom may be accompanied by other equally uncomfortable:
- General malaise;
- high temperature;
- lack of appetite;
- pain in the abdominal cavity.
Chickenpox can flow without temperature. Does the nausea? It may well be. What if the child suffering from chicken pox, there was retching? Read the answer in the following paragraph.
Action at occurrence of vomiting in chicken pox
If a child or adult suffering from smallpox, suddenly appear strong retching, you should immediately call a doctor. Frequent vomiting is a standard symptom of the smallpox, and speaks of the atypical course of the disease.
Without the advice of a specialist who will carefully assess the condition of the patient and determine the cause of the complications, there is not enough.
Your doctor may recommend:
- symptomatic treatment — receiving antiemetic drugs;
- hospitalization (if the patient’s condition critical);
- drugs to restore the microflora of the intestine (if the nausea caused by taking antihistamines or anti-retroviral drugs).
In this case you can only try to alleviate the condition of the sick. To give any medication in the occurrence of retching and diarrhea in a patient chickenpox is strictly prohibited.
How to alleviate the condition of the sick, waiting for the doctor?
Waiting for the doctor, you can take the following actions to facilitate the patient’s condition chicken pox:
If the doctor decides that hospitalization, to refuse in any case not worth it. By the way, nausea can appear as a signal of penetration of the virus into the body before the windmill. In this case, it will pass quickly and not concentrate on the complications.
Tips Dr. Komarovsky’s about caring for someone with chicken pox
The famous Ukrainian pediatrician Komorowski has an opinion regarding patient care. He believes that to have had chickenpox it is better under 12 years. The older children carry the disease more difficult.
Is it possible to get chickenpox in adulthood, according to Komarovsky? Possible, but highly undesirable.
To prevent complications, Komarovsky recommends to properly care and treat the patient. There is nothing complicated.
If the child got sick, any loving mother should every morning to perform this ritual:
- carefully inspect the skin of the sick for new lesions;
- treated with green paint or other antiseptic every watery spot a pimple;
- lubricate zelenkoj new elements of the rash as it will help to control the disease and determine when a patient goes on the amendment.
Sooner or later there will come a time when to cover up will not be what, as the new watery pimples will cease to appear. If up to this point, the ill did not arise sudden retching, nausea, diarrhea and other similar symptoms, then they will not appear.
What other complications can occur with chicken pox, except the vomiting?
There is a huge list of complications, which sometimes provokes chickenpox. And believe me, vomiting this list isn’t the worst. Here are the main and most frequent complications:
- vetryanaya pneumonia (susceptible people with weakened immune systems and pregnant women);
- loss of vision (occurs by ingestion of the virus on the cornea);
- inflammation of the joints and arthritis (temporary, passing immediately after the rash disappears);
- optic neuritis (may lead to complete loss of vision);
- meningitis (nausea is one of the main symptoms of this complication);
- acute stomatitis (ulcers on mucous membranes in the mouth);
- vetranary tracheitis or laryngitis (cough, sore throat, nausea and vomiting is often associated with this complication).
This concludes my article. Remember, in order to prevent the complications of viral diseases, you need to properly and promptly treated. Be sure to contact the doctors after detection of the first symptoms of chickenpox and follow all instructions and do not do self-treatment!
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Author: Anna Derbeneva (dermatologist)