Everybody knows what the chicken pox are, they arewhen you get bumps all over your body. The cause of thechicken pox is the virus varicella.
Males and females areboth able to get the virus, but children ages five to six arethe most likely to be infected.Like I said chicken pox is caused by the virusvaricella. Chicken pox is very contagious and unless yougot it at birth one attack carries lifelong immunity. Thechain infection is only present if a group of people come incontact with an infected person or anything the infectedperson has come in contact with. It is usually received inthe cooler months of the year and goes away by itself intwo to three weeks.
The symptoms of chicken pox is a rash that appearsafter about three days. In order it starts at the trunk (thelegs), spreads to the face, and then to the extremities. Theinfected person will get to temperatures of one hundred andtwo degrees Fahrenheit and that will last throughout thebreakout.
The rash is quite itchy and becomes dry, crusted,and falls off in a week. More bumps will come about everythree days. Scars will be present if they get infected, badlyscratched or removed. A physician is not usually not needed to make adiagnosis but after the symptoms appear it is still best tomake sure it is the chicken pox and not something muchworse. The physician can easily make a diagnosis bychecking the basic symptoms. Chicken pox is controlled by keeping the infectedperson and anything the infected person has come incontact with away from any people who have neverbecome infected. There is not really a treatment, justmedicine so that the rash does not itch.
The disease blowsover by itself.The disease cannot really be prevented because almosteverybody gets it. The only precautions a person can takeis to stay out of contact with people that are currentlyinfected and anything they have in contact with.The outcome is usually that the rash and fever go away and the person will come back to normal. Unless theperson got the disease when they were newborn they willnever get the disease again. If they scratched the scabs orthey let them get infected then there will be scars.
Besidesthat the person will be fine.