Reddish Rash On The Skin Filled With Water, Itching, Dizziness Is Chicken Pox?
Good Morning … I’m sorry, my child … 3 weeks ago my child got chicken pox after recovering, I was like having chicken pox … but there were no symptoms of fever … symptoms that were in the body lemes dizziness cold body aches chills muscle / joint pain. .. the 2nd day I realized dh watery chicken pox appeared .. but I forgot that I had gotten smallpox / blum if it already means that I got hit again right? Then behind the right ear appeared a lump of soft mushy pressed pain .. to the top there is a lump pressed hard and it hurts .. Are those lumps the effect of smallpox too? Thank you 😊
Hello, thanks for the question.
Chickenpox is a skin infection caused by the varicella zoster virus. This virus will cause a reddish rash on the skin containing water, itching, fever, dizziness, headaches, etc. and can last up to 14 days. Symptoms usually appear 10-21 days after the body is exposed to the virus. The virus can attack children and adults and its transmission through the air when the patient coughs or sneezes, and direct contact with phlegm, saliva, or fluid from blisters. These infections occur two days before the rash appears until all the dry crust on the wound disappears . Chickenpox will be more susceptible to people who have never had chickenpox, have not been vaccinated against chickenpox, people with weakened immune systems, for example due to suffering from HIV, using corticosteroid drugs, or undergoing chemotherapy, newborns born from mothers who have not been vaccinated against chickenpox, are under 12 years of age, and in people who work in public places, such as hospitals. If someone has had chickenpox before, chickenpox will not occur again, but can develop into chickenpox or shingles. This usually occurs due to reactivation of the virus due to a weak immune system, usually characterized by lesions that appear only on one side following the course of nerves, fever, headaches, sensitive to light, fatigue and not feeling well. Lumps behind the ear can be caused by enlarged lymph nodes due to infection from the varicella zoster virus or due to infections from other places such as the airways, ear infections, etc., or due to lumps or tumors that arise in the area. If the lump is caused by an enlarged lymph node, usually the lump disappears after the germ causes are overcome. To be sure, you should consult a doctor. The doctor will conduct a direct examination on the patient, assess the type and condition of the lesion, carry out additional examinations if needed, and determine the appropriate treatment. The doctor may prescribe antiviral drugs if the patient is at risk of complications or a new onset of several days, giving medications to reduce complaints, such as fever, pain relief, medications to treat itching, and so on. To reduce complaints you should:
Increase the consumption of fluids
Eat foods that are soft and not salty or sour, especially if smallpox rashes occur on the mouth.
Do not scratch or cut chicken pox, cut your nails short or wear gloves, especially at night.
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. After that, dry with a pat-pat with a towel to dry.
Compress the rash or wound with cold water to relieve the symptoms of itching.
Get enough rest
Avoid contact with others to prevent the spread of chicken pox.
Thus, hopefully it helps.