Consumption Of Inflammation Drugs, Pain, And Fever When Chickenpox?
At noon, I am 18 years old and have chicken pox, currently I am routinely taking medication that is prescribed by the doctor, the drug is furosemide, mefenamic acid, dexamethasone, and paracetamol, to treat my knee which is swollen from falling. Can I still consume it while chicken pox? And are pains in the hips that appear, disappear, then reappear, are common symptoms of chickenpox? thanks.
Hello, thanks for the question.
Chicken pox is a skin infection caused by the virus Varicella zoster. This virus will cause a red rash filled with fluid that is very itchy throughout the body. This viral infection is generally mild, harmless, and can heal itself after a few days. However, in certain conditions, for example, patients with low immune system such as those with HIV / AIDS, chemotherapy patients, long-term consumption of drugs suppressing the immune system, etc. can cause severe side effects. This disease is easily and quickly transmitted, especially through spattering or sputum through the air, as well as direct contact with saliva, sputum, or fluid from rashes. Generally concerning children, but adults can also be affected. Chickenpox can actually heal itself, chickenpox treatment is only symptomatic, meaning that it aims to reduce the severity of symptoms experienced by patients. The medicines you mentioned are medicines that are often used to treat inflammation, these drugs generally do not cause serious problems when consumed during chickenpox, but nonsteroidal drugs such as ibuprofen, mefenamic acid, and other nonsteroidal drugs, especially aspirin must be used cautiously when having chickenpox due to noise triggering secondary infections or tissue damage and Reye's syndrome (due to consumption of aspirin) . Therefore, if you have chickenpox and are taking certain medications, you should consult a doctor, to confirm the condition and get a clearer explanation about. The doctor will conduct a direct examination on the patient and additional examinations such as blood tests, etc. if needed. Although not dangerous, in certain conditions can cause complications, the most common complication is secondary infection of the skin to cause sepsis, pneumonia, dehydration, inflammation of the brain or encephalitis, Toxic shock syndrome, etc. In patients with chickenpox, it is recommended:
Drink lots of grooming and eat foods that are soft and not salty or acidic, especially if smallpox rashes occur on the mouth.
Don't scratch chicken pox or cuts, because it increases the risk of infection.
Wear soft and light clothing.
Take a bath with warm water, 3-4 times a day, for several days after the onset of the rash.
Compress the rash or wound with cold water to relieve the symptoms of itching.
Get enough rest and avoid contact with others to prevent the spread of smallpox
Prevention that is quite effective in preventing the occurrence of chickenpox is by chickenpox vaccination, aimed especially at people who have not yet been vaccinated and have not been infected with the virus. People who have had chickenpox do not need to vaccinate, because the body's immunity has protected it from this virus throughout life. Likewise with children born to mothers who have had chickenpox. Mother's body immunity is passed on to her child, through the placenta and breast milk (ASI), for several months after birth.
Thus, hopefully it helps.