Chickenpox in infants: why does it occur, how is it manifested, what is being treated?
Chickenpox is a viral disease, which most often affects the child’s body. But the disease occurs in adults, only much less often. It is known that to have a chickenpox in childhood is much better than being already an adult. For children, chicken pox is associated with a lot of pimples all over the body, which practically do not give pain except scabies. But this is typical for older children, but what about babies? How does chicken pox occur in children under one year old, and is it dangerous?
These are the questions that concern caring parents who are aware of the chances of chickenpox disease for up to a year. The answers to these and other questions directly related to this disease in infants can be found in this article.
Chickenpox, or in medical terminology, chicken pox is a rash all over the body of a child in the form of small pimples similar to pockmarks. This rash is not heavy, but rather unpleasant. Once having chickenpox, a person is no longer afraid to catch it, since immunity already has a protective function against viruses that provoke the symptoms of a disease. Most often, children who visit kindergartens or schools suffer from it. But there is a chicken pox and in children who have not yet reached their first birthday. In infants it can occur:
High temperature must necessarily be brought down, for this antipyretic agents are used: Nurofen, Panadol. The use of Aspirin is categorically contraindicated.
Blisters need to be treated with a solution of greenery, which has an antibacterial effect and reduces scabies along the body. Zelenka also does not cause fainting and leaves no visible traces on the skin.
When blisters and redness in the mouth are detected, they must be treated with sea buckthorn oil or calgel.
The famous Ukrainian pediatrician, Dr. Komarovsky, has his own point of view on the treatment of chicken pox. The essence of his opinion is that the use of green is superfluous in the treatment of chickenpox. Even if we carry out the treatment of blisters with green, we will eventually get the same result: the formation of a dried up crust.
Chickenpox is characterized by severe itching, so Dr. Komarovsky advises parents to monitor the baby and not allow him to comb the blisters. If you scratch these places, you can not exclude the formation of scars, which can remain for life. Scratching can cause secondary skin infection. Komarovsky recommends the use of medications, but advises not to get carried away with this. To the child does not work on blisters, it is necessary to distract his attention by flirting.