First Aid Treatment For Chicken Pox

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What is Chicken Pox?

  • Common childhood illness.
  • It is an infection which is mild in children.
  • More severe in babies and adults.
  • There is a chance of a re-occurrence.
  • It’s a universal illness.

 Causes Of Chicken Pox

  • Chicken pox is caused by a virus.
    Chicken Pox is an infection which is mild in children •More severe in babies and adults

    Chicken Pox is an infection which is mild in children • More severe in babies and adults

  • It is multiplied through air and direct contact.
  • Transmittable until blisters fade away.

Symptoms Of Chicken Pox

  • Rash covering your body.
  • Fever.
  • Blisters.
  • Unmanageable itching.
  • Pneumonia.
  • Severe cases can lead to brain damage.

Treatment Of Chicken Pox

  • Take warm baths to ease the itchiness.
  • Stay away from aspirin.
  • To avoid skin damage trim your fingernails.
  • Drink cold liquids.
  • Acyclovir successfully helps to treat chicken pox.
  • Ibuprofen  can be taken to treat fever.
  • See a GP or child specialist if:

a. Eyes are covered in rashes.
b. There is an extremely high fever.
c. Infection continues.

Prevention Of Chicken Pox

  • Infected individual should remain indoors.
  • Injections.
  • First dosage given between 12-18 months of age.
  • Injection should not be offered to:

a Women who are pregnant.
b Those with a weak immune system.

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