Chicken Pox Appears After Experiencing Fever Up And Down?
Hello. I want to ask the doctor. My child has been fever for 3 days and now it is getting hot. V instead appeared chicken pox on his leg. Then spread my hands too. Is this monkey pox? Then how to handle it?
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Monkey pox is a monkeypox virus infection that is transmitted through animals (monkeys, mice, squirrels, rodents and other primates infected) to humans. Symptoms found in patients include fever, chills, decreased appetite, muscle / joint pain, headache, swollen lymph nodes, until the onset of rashes that initially runny then turn into festering pustules on the face and spread to other body parts.
To date, based on data from the central health ministry there have not been reported cases of monkey pox in Indonesia, after the Singapore government reported one case found there. Although smallpox monkey can be transmitted to humans, but the period of transmission until the onset of symptoms is quite long.
Based on the information you provide, more complete and more detailed information is needed regarding the description of nodules / smallpox found in your child and other clinical signs. However, the likelihood of monkey pox is very small if there are no risk factors that support the occurrence of the disease such as contact with infected animals and recently traveled to Singapore, Nigeria and to countries that have the incidence of the infection.
Other types of diseases that can cause nodules or rashes on the feet and hands include HFMD (hand, foot, mouth disease or known as Singapore flu, chicken pox, rubella and measles. Rashes that occur in the mouth / face, feet and hands previous cold symptoms can be preceded by a viral infection that causes HFMD, whereas a fever that is initially high is followed by a sore throat, watery red eyes and a rash on the body can be caused by measles, unlike rubella which causes cold symptoms but is accompanied by periods of mild fever .
Handling of viral infections is to reduce symptoms, because as the immune system increases, the virus will disappear and the condition will improve by itself. If the child has a fever accompanied by pain, just give Paracetamol according to the dose based on the child's weight. In addition, give the child enough rest, avoid doing activities outside the home to avoid the risk of transmission to others, provide immunization for preventive measures, provide nutritious nutrition, and meet daily fluid needs.
If the symptoms get worse, it is better to do the examination to the nearest doctor or pediatrician for further examination and evaluation in order to get the right treatment selection.
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