There are many infectious diseases that are caused by certain pathogens. These types of infectious diseases, can spread from one person to another, are called contagious diseases. Chickenpox is one of the most common infectious diseases.
What is Chicken Pox?
Varicella is also known as varicella. It is a contagious, contagious, viral infection characterized by itchy red bumps that appear all over the body. The outbreak began in the mid-1990s and mostly affected children.
It is a highly contagious disease, mainly varicella and zoster viruses, which spreads similarly to colds and flu. The incubation period is 10 to 21 days.
Chickens usually start without the classic illness, fever, headache, sore throat or stomach. Symptoms can last several days, with a fever in the 101°–102°F (38.3°–38.8°C).
Red itchy skin usually starts on the back of the abdomen or on the face. It then spreads almost everywhere in the body, including the head, face, arms, legs and genitals.
Warts start as small red bumps that look like warts or insect bites. They appear as waves in 2-4 days, then turn into thin-walled cysts filled with fluid. The walls of the cysts break down, leaving open sores that eventually become dry and brown and scaly.
What Causes Chicken-pox?
Chicken pox is caused by the varicella zoster virus (VZV). The virus can also cause shingles (herpes zoster), a painful rash on the skin as a person ages.
Once infected with chicken pox, the virus remains inactive (resting) in the nervous system for life. Eventually, in the form of a tile, the virus can reactivate (“wake up”).
Children who have been vaccinated against chicken pox are much less likely to develop shingles later in life.
How Is Chickenpox Treatments?
The virus causes chickenpox, so antibiotics cannot cure it. But if the bacteria infect the wounds, doctors can prescribe antibiotics. This can happen when children scratch and pick lumps.
Doctors may also prescribe antiviral drugs for people with a tumor who are at risk of complications.