Understanding Chicken pox

Chicken pox disease, medically called varicella, commonly suffered bychildren who are under the age of 10 years and more rarely attack adults. Almost all adults whonever suffered from chicken pox will not be contracting again.

The disease caused by the varicella zoster virus is generally characterized by the appearance ofa rash on the skin that become the main symptoms of chicken pox. The rash will turn into rednodule that contains fluid that itch that will then dry up, becoming the koreng, and chipped within 7-14 days. Parts of the body are covered by a scab that chickenpox is the back face, ears,scalp, arms and legs.
Treatment and complications of chicken pox

Chicken pox does not have special handling steps. The goal of treatment is to reduce symptoms.The two types of drugs commonly used to treat smallpox is paracetamol to reduce fever andcalamine lotion or powder to reduce the itching of the skin.

Not all children who contracted chicken pox can heal on its own without medical treatment.Unusual symptoms that you should beware of is an infection that occurs in irregular nodule inskin or if your child is experiencing chest pain and difficulty breathing. Contact your doctorimmediately if your child's chickenpox condition more seriously.

The condition of adult people with chicken pox tend to be more severe and are at risk ofexperiencing complications. An antidote to cure the virus (antivirus) may be effective for treatingpeople with adult chickenpox if given in the early stages of the disease.

Chicken pox in pregnant women, newborns and people with weakened immune systems are also more susceptible to serious complications. They should seek medical help immediately ifexposed to the virus or are having symptoms.
Chicken Pox Prevention Measures

Chicken pox can be prevented by vaccination process. In Indonesia alone, chickenpox does not include a list of mandatory immunization for children, but still recommended.
Transmission of chicken pox is also generally very easy and fast to occur. The first deployment of preventive 

measures that can be done is to isolate patients with chicken pox from public places such as schools or offices until the scab, scab to dry out and become koreng.
Chicken pox virus is most easily transmitted on 1-2 days before the rash appears until the nextweek, when the scab, scab and koreng had dried up.

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