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Chicken pox
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What are the causes?

The varicella-zoster virus. The virus is transmitted by direct contact with the rash or by droplets dispersed into the air by sneezing or coughing. Up to 48 hours before the telltale rash appears, the virus can be transmitted by a person who has chickenpox, and until all spots crust over, this person remains contagious. People who have had chickenpox in the past, as well as those who've been vaccinated against it are immune to the virus. Anyone who hasnít been vaccinated or has never had the disease is at risk of contracting chickenpox.

What are the symptom of chicken pox?

The best-known signs of chickenpox are small, liquid-filled blisters that break open and crust over; and a red, itchy rash that may initially look like insect bites. The chickenpox rash occurs In three stages. There will be raised pink or red bumps (papules) in the beginning, these bumps will turn into fluid-filled blisters (vesicles) and in the end the vesicles will crust over and scab. The occurrence of all three of these stages at once is also possible.

If any of these complications occur, a doctor should be contacted:

Stiff neck, shortness of breath, tremors, worsening cough, vomiting, fever higher than 103 F (39.4 C), dizziness, rapid heartbeat, disorientation or loss of muscle coordination, accompanying the rash.
The rash spreads to one or both eyes.
The rash gets very red, warm or tender, indicating a possible secondary bacterial skin infection.

What are complication factors?

high-risk groups in particular:
People whose immune systems are impaired by medication such as chemotherapy, or another disease,Newborns and infants whose mothers never had chickenpox or the vaccine,Adults,Pregnant women,People with eczema,People who are taking steroid medications for another disease or condition, such as children with asthma,Teenagers

Latest technology. Apollo life Sciences has tests to help identify Chicken pox that are available in only a few medical centers.

Research doctors team of Apollo life Sciences giving treatment Generally, chickenpox requires no medical treatment in otherwise healthy children. The disease is allowed to run its course, though the patient may be prescribed an antihistamine to relieve itching. An antiviral drug such as acyclovir or another drug called immune globulin intravenous (IGIV) may be suggested in case an adult or a child falls into a high-risk group. When given within 24 hours after the rash first appears, these medications may lessen the severity of the disease. Some drugs have been approved for use only in adults though they may lessen the severity of the disease, these are antiviral drugs, such as famciclovir and valacyclovir. After exposure to the virus, getting the chickenpox vaccine may be recommended because it can lessen the severity of the disease or even prevent it.

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