Chickenpox is a mild illness in most of the cases. A virus is responsible of it and there is a vaccine against it. It is a highly contagious children disease. Chickenpox is highly contagious; the virus is transmitted in the air from one person to another since the incubation period (the child is already infected by the virus but not yet sick) and, of course throughout the period of illness. Most children catch chickenpox in a period of epidemics. It is very difficult to avoid it.
Chicken pox is a disease that affects mainly children. It is contagious and can be spread even through air. The main way of chicken pox transmission is by direct contact with the person infected by chicken pox. Like many other disease, chicken pox also has symptoms. These signs will appear about three weeks after infection with the virus that causes chicken pox. The reason for this is because the chicken pox virus has an incubation period. The proper medical term fro chicken pox is actually varicella, because the name of the virus that causes this children’ s disease is called varicella zoster.
Chickenpox is a highly infectious disease caused by a virus and results in red, itchy bumps and blisters. It usually appears on the face, trunk and upper limbs. It is pretty unsightly and very unpleasant but is generally an accepted childhood illness. Not for much longer though, at least if some members of the medical profession have their way. As it is a preventable illness they feel it should be just that.
Chicken pox, also known as in medical terms, varicella consists of a rash all over your body. This rash then soon turns into blisters and then scabs. These blisters are very itchy, but they must not be scratched under any circumstance, because it may lead to infection. Another chicken pox symptom that must be controlled is the fever. Although, a chicken pox patient will not suffer from a very high fever, nonetheless it must be reduced. For the itching sensation that chicken pox gives you, warm baths using baking soda are recommended. You may also use green peas or even honey, to relieve your child of that terrible itching sensation that chicken pox gives. Cool compresses or even cool baths will actually do you a world of good when suffering from chicken pox.
To prevent this disease in children, a vaccine was licensed for use in 1995. Doctors recommend that children receive the chickenpox vaccine at 12 to 15 months and then a booster at 4 to 6 years old. The vaccine is effective at preventing mild infection in up to 85% of children and severe forms in up to 95% of children. Some kids who get immunized will still get chickenpox, though with much milder symptoms.
The symptoms of chickenpox are: fever, itchy, red bumps that transform into round blisters with a red base. These blisters will form a crust and will eventually dry. For at least 5 days the infected person should not get into close contact with people that have not suffered from chickenpox and children should not go to school because they can infect others. Pregnant women who have made chickenpox before are safe and so is their baby. If she has not made chickenpox and got in contact with an infected person, the doctor can administer antibodies of chickenpox within 4 days of a possible contamination. After the dry scabs form the rate of contamination will decrease.
Symptoms of chickenpox begin between 10 and 21 days after a person is exposed. The illness typically includes fever and a generally sick feeling. This is soon followed by itchy, red bumps that quickly become fluid-filled and are easily recognized as chickenpox. These skin blisters are round, about 5 millimeters to 10 millimeters across (about the size of a pencil eraser), with a red base. Sometimes, they are described as a “dew drop on a rose petal.
The infection will cause a rash and small blisters that are filled with liquid that will break open and then scab over. Symptoms of chickenpox include; fever, itchiness, headache, dry cough, discomfort, loss of appetite, and stomach pains.
Chickenpox infection can be treated with sodium bicarbonate in baths. If your children are sick from chickenpox, it is important to keep them clean. They need to take a bath daily to prevent secondary bacterial infection.
A treatment for chicken pox is not always necessary. If the patient is isolated in a cold room this infection may disappear within a week. Warm places can cause an even harder to take itchiness. If the infection develops into a more serious one treatment is highly recommended. Doctors are able to prescribe it, and they usually prescribe acyclovir, the specific treatment for this kind of infection. This treatment is supposed to be administrated within a day before the chicken pox rash. Also in need to see their doctor are the persons that are exposed to chicken pox but especially the ones with a weak immune system. The pregnant women should also see their doctor because chicken pox may affect them and their infant too, with pretty bad consequences.
The chickenpox infection can be spread through directly affecting someone who is infected or through respiratory droplets from the infected person sneezing or coughing. Research shows that 90% of people who are exposed will develop the infection. It may take up to 14 days for the symptoms to show themselves.
The symptoms of chickenpox are: fever, itchy, red bumps that transform into round blisters with a red base. These blisters will form a crust and will eventually dry. For at least 5 days the infected person should not get into close contact with people that have not suffered from chickenpox and children should not go to school because they can infect others. Pregnant women who have made chickenpox before are safe and so is their baby.
Acupuncture An acupuncturist typically treats adult chickenpox as a damp heat condition. With children, the illness is usually allowed to run its course.
WOT: High Tea
You are cordially invited to join Women of Toledo as we host an Intergenerational High Tea in celebration of women and generations! On Sunday, April 30th, we hope you’ll join us to enjoy the beautifully scenic surroundings of the Brandywine Country Club, right at the peak of spring time! High Tea includes: Sensational savories such as Curried Chicken Salad, Smoked Salmon and Poached Asparagus with Prosciutto and Boursin Cheeses; An amazing assortment of decadent desserts, too numerous to name; An extraordinary intergenerational photo session with JH Photography Studio; A little surprise from Garden Education Services; Chances to win unique gifts and prizes; and, of course, fine tea! All this, as you’re all dressed up, adorned in your fancy hats (if you'd like), and in the company of those you cherish most or haven't seen in awhile. We hope you'll be among friends, perhaps old and new! As mentioned, to commemorate this day, you will receive a souvenir photograph of your family generations represented that day. That makes the Intergenerational High Tea a wonderful gift for the upcoming Mother’s Day holiday! So gather the special women and girls in your life, count the number of generations you'll represent and order your ticket package – TODAY! Know that the proceeds from this event will help to support the creation and implementation of The Hub of Greater Toledo, an online platform intended to offer visibility (one of the most powerful tools at educating and empowering the community) and provide connections to other women’s organizations, events, workshops, etc to foster a collaborative environment with other women’s groups, leaders and women’s mission organizations. The Hub can help women’s groups to learn what others are doing, develop strength through numbers and reduce duplication to achieve a higher impact for positive social change for the community. This event is hosted by Women of Toledo. To learn more about Women of Toledo, please visit us at: www.womenoftoledo.org.