How To Treat Chickenpox?
aya is 15 years old. I want to ask, I have chickenpox (abortive) not watery or anything. will it be contagious? how to handle it so that it heals quickly and doesn’t leave scars? can i still go to school?
Hello anisa sarah
Chickenpox is a disease caused by the varicella virus. The initial symptoms of the disease can be preceded by prodromal symptoms such as:
Fever Dizziness Muscle aches No appetite Weak
Then after that followed by the appearance of a red rash on the skin and within 12 - 24 hours, the rash will be prominent and also accompanied by fluid. It could be that what you are experiencing has not yet reached the fluid-filled lump phase or it could be caused by other conditions such as:
Measles Hives Insect bites, and more
Is it contagious? If what you experience is smallpox or measles, it can be contagious. Meanwhile, hives and insect bites are not contagious. Smallpox can be contagious, especially in 1-2 days of rash on the skin, up to a week after. Meanwhile, measles can transmit when exposed to up to 4 days when sick.
If what you are experiencing is smallpox and measles, it will usually leave scars at the beginning of healing. But after a few months, these scars will usually go away on their own.
One of the therapies in addition to drugs from smallpox or measles is adequate rest, so that you can recover quickly and not infect others. However, it's a good idea to check with your doctor to make sure your condition is true, whether it's smallpox or not and given the appropriate therapy.
I hope this helps.