Why Does Dried Chickenpox Cause Itching?
Good Morning, I have had smallpox for 2 weeks and it has become dry / scabbed but there are still one or two that are still nodules. Can it still be transmitted to people? so why do I become a gatel gatel huh? like bumps like that, but the bumps on the chicken pox are already dried. My sister just got smallpox because of my virus? can it spread to me again or not? Thank you
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The presence of chicken pox complaints that you feel is about 2 weeks, in general, chicken pox has entered the recovery period and the healing period, so that no new rash in the form of reddish nodules and clear liquid. On average these complaints will improve about 7-10 days, depending on the condition of your stamina and immune system.
Regarding your question:
1. the initial phase of chickenpox, which is about the first 5 days still has the risk of transmission to healthy individuals around you. Transmission occurs through direct contact with the patient through the airway / droplet. Fluid from rashes and nodules can also increase transmission to healthy individuals. So that after passing through the acute phase, or more than 5 days, the risk of transmission gets smaller
2. in the recovery phase, where the skin rash has dried up, the fluid in the nodules has disappeared, the redness has disappeared, then the rash will become crusts or dried out nodules. This process is a natural process in the recovery phase, so that your skin regenerates and the healing process of rashes and wounds under the crust. So that in this phase of regeneration of skin cells, itchy complaints will feel that might bother you. However, you should not scratch excessively against this itching complaint, so that this crust does not exfoliate directly before peeling naturally. If you scratch excessively, there is a risk of causing sores and crusts to peel before it's time to cause a hollow in the skin. Use lotion powder containing calamine to help reduce this itchy complaint
3. If your sister is currently experiencing chickenpox complaints, this complaint is likely due to transmission from you. The period of transmission or incubation of this disease can range around 14 days, so this is in accordance with the initial period you experience complaints of chickenpox and the infectious period is still high
4. In general, if you have been infected with chickenpox, you will get immunity against this virus, and its lifetime. Thus, it is unlikely or very rare to experience re-infection of this disease. Whenever you experience a re-infection, the complaint that you feel is very mild compared to the first infection. However, for now, it's likely that you will not be infected with this disease again, because your immune system is still strong against this infection
And you should discuss all of this with your family doctor or your skin specialist doctor, so that the doctor can ensure your clinical condition and the doctor can plan further treatment as needed.
For now, all you need is to restore your stamina by getting enough sleep, avoiding physical fatigue, and meeting your healthy food needs.
Thus the info we can convey.