Chicken Pox In Children Aged Under Two Years
Hello, my child under 2 years old is suspected of having chickenpox. Currently when using a skin ointment with the results of a few smallpox nodules dry up and disappear scars. For this disease usually recover in how many days huh? What is the correct and appropriate drug therapy?
Thank you for the question.
Chickenpox (shingles) occurs in people who have had chicken pox (varicella). Chickenpox is caused by the active return of the virus that causes chickenpox, so that it runs through nerve fibers to the skin. Clinically, the symptoms of chickenpox are very similar to chicken pox, which is a rash on the skin that can rupture and then dry to form crusting. The difference is, the rash caused by chickenpox will be more painful or hot (not itchy) and localized only on one side of the body that is innervated by the affected nerve fibers. In addition, children can also become less active, more easily dazzled, lazy to eat and drink, and difficulty sleeping due to this disease.
Diagnosing chickenpox certainly should not be careless. Because, many other conditions whose symptoms are very similar to this disease, for example allergic or irritant contact dermatitis, dermatitis herpetiformis, impetigo, miliaria crystalline, burns, scabies, drug eruption, and so on.
Unfortunately, you do not explain exactly what kind of complaint in your child's body. Therefore, we are also not authorized to ascertain whether it is chicken pox or not, let alone decide what treatment needs to be taken.
Our advice, before giving any medication, first check your child to the doctor, dermatologist, or pediatrician. Given the increasingly worrisome outbreaks of COVID-19, it will be safer if you are not in a hurry to take your child to the hospital, but rather to the nearest health facility. Not only that, so that the complaint heals faster, you also need to:
Improve the child's personal hygiene and the surrounding environment Bathe the child regularly, but do not rub excessively around the rash. Do not carelessly rub, squeeze, or gouge the rash on the child's skin Give children loose and soft clothing Keep children from allergens and skin irritation Separate towels, clothes , toiletries, and personal belongings of children from others Give children plenty of drink and eat a nutritiously balanced. Hopefully helps, yes ..