Diseases, the main symptoms of which is a rash, there are many. Despite this, there are certain signs by which even a non-specialist can distinguish the same chickenpox from rubella, for example. Naturally, this is not a reason for self-treatment, but only a way to provide the child with first aid before the arrival of the doctor.
Cilia is more common in children than chickenpox. Although, for several months in our area, the chickenpox epidemic has been raging so actively that all parents, probably, have forgotten what a heel is.
Despite the fact that the nature of these diseases is completely different, they are often confused. In today’s topic, I would like to tell about their main differences, because my daughter had both. Now I know exactly how to distinguish them from each other.
The nature of the rash at potnya more localized. So, with high probability you can name the places where it appears most often. Even in name it is clear that this rash is associated with sweat. More precisely, with the reaction of delicate baby skin to it.
Therefore, the little girl is most often found on the back and back of the neck (especially if the baby has been in the wheelchair for a long time and there is no normal air circulation). That is, where the sweat does not have time to evaporate in time – on the elbow and knee folds, inside the folds, under the diapers, in places of close contact of the clothes with the skin.
Chicken pox appears chaotically on the body. It is hardly possible to name the place where the rash more. Everything is very individual. For example, when the daughter was ill, she had the greatest amount of rash on her face, chest and neck, but she had almost no legs. But the opposite is true for my husband – his feet were the most sprinkled. It often happens that a rash from chickenpox appears on the mucous membranes – in the mouth, eyes and even inside the genitals. When there is no such thing.
And here there are differences: with chickenpox, the rash looks like bubbles filled with liquid, but with a rash, the rash is dry, similar to small pimples.
Sometimes it happens with chickenpox rash without liquid contents, but the size of pimples is an order of magnitude larger than with prickly hair.
In addition to local anxiety (itching and discomfort when in contact), girl usually has no other symptoms. While chickenpox often increases body temperature (sometimes up to 40), there is weakness, lethargy, and fatigue.
And here there is something in common – the rash in both diseases should be dried. True, different methods are used: for chickenpox, the eruptions are usually treated with topical greens, fucorcin, alcohol tinctures, and when powdered, they often use powders and drying creams and remedies that restore the structure of the skin.
In case of sweating, preventive measures take place – air baths, clothes made from natural materials, and control that the baby does not overheat. With chickenpox, of course, prevention can not be. Is that vaccinations or the constant use of antiviral drugs.
And the last difference between chickenpox and pottery is that pottery is still more common in toddlers who are not yet in active contact with their peers and lead a less mobile lifestyle. So, of all the children of my girlfriends (and myself included) who had had chickenpox in infancy, they got infected from older brothers / sisters, but not from outsiders.
Do you know these diseases? Have I listed all the differences?