Chickenpox, or the VZV/varicella-zoster virus, is one of the most common illness for children aged 2 through 12. However, while it is most common in young childen, people of all ages may experience Chickenpox. The most common symptom of Chickenpox is a series of itchy, spotted spaces appearing to be small blisters across the body.
Causes of Chickenpox
The Chickenpox virus is highly contagious and can be spread starting two days prior to the rash appearing all the way through the final blister completely healing. The virus can be spread airborne or through direct contact with an infected person. Considering how contagious the virus is, it is vital to treat the symptoms as soon as they first appear. The medical professionals at Pediatrics On Demand are well equipped to work with children of all ages dealing with the Chickenpox.
Signs & Symptoms of Chickenpox
There are countless symptoms associated with this childhood disease. Some of the most popular Chickenpox symptoms include:
- Sore throat
- Blisters/rash across the body
Some pediatricians may prescribe antibiotics if the chicken pox sores become infected. This occurs when children itch the sores so often that they break open and allow other bacteria to get inside the wounds. The typical treatment for Chickenpox is simple: quarantine with plenty of rest and fluids!
To schedule an appointment with Pediatrics On Demand today for chicken pox treatment, call (708) 424-0900.