Is Chicken Pox Deflated And Blackened Is It Still Contagious?
Hello, I want to ask if the chicken pox, which has turned black and deflated, can still be contagious or not? I wanted to go back to school but I was still in doubt because there was still smallpox that had not been peeled off
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Chickenpox generally will cause a characteristic clinical symptom, namely in the form of a skin rash that initially is reddish in color, then becomes watery, and then breaks or collapses, then dries up and forms a scab. This skin rash usually spreads in a centrifugal pattern, namely from the middle of the body (torso), to the surrounding area (hands and feet). This rash can cause the sufferer to feel itchy which is quite annoying. Apart from the rash, people with chickenpox can also experience a variety of other complaints, such as weakness, an unwell sensation, decreased appetite, low-grade fever, and so on.
The transmission of chickenpox can occur very easily, namely in 2 main ways, namely:
Inhaling saliva that comes out of the patient's airway, for example when a person coughs, sneezes, or eats and drinks together
Contact, either directly or indirectly, with a rash or liquid from a rash on the sufferer's skin, for example when shaking hands, exchanging towels or clothes, using items together, and so on
The potential for transmission usually starts 1-2 days before the red rash appears on the skin, up to 1-2 weeks thereafter, that is, until the entire watery rash breaks and dries up. So, if the rash on your skin has become dry, deflated, and blackened, then the potential for you to transmit the chickenpox virus to those around you will be smaller. However, to be sure, it will be much safer if you check your condition first to a doctor or a dermatologist so that it can be evaluated further.
In order to help you accelerate the healing of chickenpox while minimizing the risk of transmission, here are tips that you can apply:
Eat high nutritious food, drink lots of water
Get more rest
Don't be too busy yet
Maintain personal hygiene, namely by always bathing diligently, using clean towels, changing clothes at least 2 times a day, also washing your hands diligently
Avoid forcibly exfoliating or squeezing the chickenpox rash in any way
Also avoid scrubbing the skin excessively after bathing
Cover mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing, if necessary, use a mask first
Do not exchange personal items or share food and drink with others before doctors declare it safe
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