How to treat chickenpox in infants: symptoms of chickenpox
Parents of babies often experience that their baby will catch chickenpox, and most often they are worried about how she will manifest herself in this case, especially if the patient is nearby. But is it necessary for an infant to become infected, and in what ways can this infection occur?
First, you need to decide what the disease is.
So, chickenpox (or simply; chickenpox;) is an infectious disease that in children usually occurs in fairly easy forms. Chickenpox in infants, in adults and in people with weakened immunity is able to take much more complex forms.
The disease is transmitted by airborne droplets, and can pass from ten days to 21 days after contact with the patient, until the first symptoms appear. Moreover, a person can infect others without even knowing that he is the carrier of the infection.
The danger of contamination of others begins about a couple of days before the appearance of characteristic rashes on the skin, and it persists until new plaques appear on the body, and the old abscesses do not cover with crusts.
The first symptoms of chickenpox are reddening of the skin (in diameter up to a centimeter), and blisters filled with a clear liquid appear quite quickly in these places. In the future they are transformed, becoming a kind of dried up crusts.
Chickenpox in infants starts abruptly. Its signs are as follows:
- Body temperature rise; up to 38 degrees, sometimes even up to 40;
- General weakness in the body;
- Abundant rash, rapidly spreading on the surface of the skin and, as is typical, on the mucous membranes. This is the main symptom of chickenpox;
- The appearance on the skin of small vesicles filled with colorless and transparent liquid is accompanied by severe itching, and children are usually very poorly tolerated.
Where can there be a rash with chickenpox: ina slimy part of the head, face, mouth, trunk, genitals.
The course of this disease usually has a wavy character, and it is for this reason that rashes can appear with a frequency of up to several times.
If the chickenpox is of a mild nature, and usually it happens, when the baby is 3-6 months, then at first on the skin of the baby there are individual abscesses, and then poured with waves with a rise in temperature. And the more the rashes on the body, the higher it will be. When the elements of the rash are single, the temperature can be normal.
Good afternoon! Help please, tell me how to treat chickenpox in a newborn baby (1months.)? Can I bathe? Thank you in advance!