Is It Normal For Chickenpox Lumps That Resemble Acne?
Hello. I have chicken pox for 3 days. The first day when I checked the lump of chicken pox was still a little. After the second day more and more lumps. But for the head area, especially facial bumps even resemble acne (not in the form of water lumps as usual), but the scar is almost the same as a lump of chicken pox normal. How is the condition that I experienced is normal or not?
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Chickenpox (varicella) is a disease of the skin and mucous membranes (mucosa) due to varicella-zoster virus infection. Symptoms begin with fever, limp body, and headaches, then skin lesions appear in the form of reddish brunts which then turn into fluid-filled resilience. They can also contain pus, then rupture and dry out. Skin rash on chickenpox usually spreads centrifugally, that is, from the body, then to the face, apparatus, mucous membranes of the eyes, mouth, and upper respiratory tract. Because it can also appear on the face, skin lesions from chicken pox can look similar to acne. Therefore, anamnesis and physical examination by a doctor is very important to identify the exact cause of skin lesions.
If you have not seen a doctor, we recommend that you go to a doctor or a specialist in the skin and genitals so that you can be sure that the skin lesions that you are experiencing are actually chicken pox. If chickenpox is confirmed, your doctor may give you powder, compress solution, and / or oral medication as indicated, for example to treat the cause (for example: antiviral) and to relieve symptoms of itching, fever, etc.
As a recommendation, you are advised to get enough rest, drink plenty of water, wear soft and light clothing, avoid the habit of scratching skin rashes, keep bathing 2-3 times a day, and eat a balanced nutritious diet. To enrich insights, you can read articles about chicken pox.
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