How To Deal With Weakness, Sore Joints During Chicken Pox?
Hi. I want to ask this, I just got chicken pox, I was 16 years old. Then I also haven’t had a high fever. But my body is weak, I often get sore “in the joints”. There have been quite a lot of bumps on his face. Then what should I do to see a doctor
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Chickenpox or in medical language is called varicella, characterized by the appearance of reddish skin lesions or water-filled bumps caused by the varicella zoster virus. 90% of these cases are experienced by children less than 10 years of age. However, it does not mean that adults or over 10 years of age cannot get chickenpox, even the symptoms of chickenpox in adults will usually be more severe.
The main symptom of chickenpox is in the form of lesions on the skin ranging from redness, water-filled bumps, and it can occur all over the body and can even occur to the mouth Rashes and blisters on the skin will generally appear on the face, behind the ears, abdomen, scalp, chest, legs and arms.
Chicken pox in adults usually lasts 5 to 10 days. Before skin problems appear, such as redness, bumps, or blisters, you will usually experience symptoms of a viral infection, such as high fever, body aches and pains, headaches, decreased appetite, feeling tired easily. Complaints that you feel like weakness, soreness are a sign of a viral infection. Where chickenpox is an infection caused by a virus, therefore in addition to skin lesions, bumps on your face can also experience these symptoms, but not all symptoms will appear. In some people, a fever that is not high, so it is often not realized. You should also know that chickenpox is very contagious, the chickenpox virus can spread in the air and then enter the body of other people.
Chickenpox is caused by a virus, where the treatment of viral infections including smallpox has no special treatment and treatment. It's just that the goal of treatment given is to reduce the symptoms that arise, for example paracetamol to reduce fever when fever, lotion or powder to reduce itching. And then chicken pox will heal by itself. However, often chicken pox will cause skin rashes that blacken and become scabs that can leave a mark and take a long time for these scars to disappear, therefore it is important to maintain skin cleanliness and avoid scratching the skin rash affected by chickenpox.
Here are some things you can do when you have the chicken pox virus, namely:
Get enough rest
Consume more water to prevent dehydration.
Eat healthy foods that contain adequate nutrition
Avoid scratching the hives of chickenpox to reduce the risk of infection, and reduce the risk of luxation due to scratching
Use antipyretic drugs such as paracetamol to reduce fever and reduce pain complaints
Use soft, loose, cotton clothing to avoid irritating the skin
Bathing and cleaning the body as usual, it is advisable to use soap with an antiseptic to prevent secondary bacterial infection.
In addition there are several drugs that work as antivirals such as acycovir, this drug will reduce the symptoms of chickenpox if taken within 24 hours after the rash appears ..
Chickenpox rarely causes complications, especially in children. But keep in mind that people with chickenpox in the elderly can experience severe or severe symptoms and sometimes require hospital treatment due to complications, here are various complications that can occur in people at high risk such as pregnant women, people with immune deficiency:
Rashes and skin rashes become infected with redness, pain, swelling and pus.
Pneumonia: inflammation of the infection in the lungs
Inflammation of the brain or encephalitis, meningitis.
Even though the symptoms of chickenpox are mostly mild but keep in mind that some conditions of chickenpox can experience more severe symptoms, immediately see a doctor at the emergency room of the nearest hospital or health facility if you complain of symptoms such as chest pain, shortness of breath, signs of dehydration due to decreased appetite such as dry mouth, urinating thick and infrequently, the bumps of water become infected to become painful, purulent and appear high fever, severe vomiting, severe headache, neck stiffness, convulsions, extreme weakness and excessive fatigue.
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