Childhood common disease: Chickenpox

Childhood common disease: Chicken Pox

Chicken pox is a childhood common disease in almost all parts of the world. It has been infecting, especially children, for centuries. The malady is really infectious and begins just through a virus, vericella zoster; that is why this disease is medically named as vericella.

This viral infection specially hunts children below 10, and in many parts of the world every adult has once faced its pain during childhood. Around the world, the chicken pox cases show various complications, but when some kid falls a victim to this malady, the matter becomes graver and the patient seems very serious case. Some parents think that health can defense their kids against chicken pox attacks, they are wrong, because this viral infection can cause serious illness in your child no matter how healthy he/she is.

The usual target of chicken pox, being mainly childhood common disease, is children under 10. Some adult cases of this disease have also been noticed, but that is a matter of once in a blue moon. If you have undergone through this infection in your childhood, you won’t develop it anymore in the remaining part of your life. But, if you never have had this disease when you were a kid, your health is the risk of a acuter chicken pox attack. It has been noticed that if children after 10 and adult with this virus have to face more intense results and severer suffering. Mostly, children or adult are caught by chicken pox during cold weather or spring. Besides, there are some persons who are nearer the edge of this infection than others, just like newborn babies and children with poor or inactive immune system are in danger of chicken pox more than others.

Signs and symptoms of chicken pox

When you or your kid meet a person with viral infection of this kind or have someone close to you, the disease might transmit into you for being a contagious childhood common disease. But, it cannot be discovered in initial days of infection that you have this virus transferred in you. This occurs due to incubation which is an essential feature of this virus.

From 2 to 3 week, there will be no symptom in evidence to understand the actual reason. After incubation period is over, you might have mild fever with pangs of headache, which is the major symbol of chicken pox. After two hours, you will suffer from skin rash. This rash is the first most evident sign that you have fallen victim to this disease.


In the start, there will appear red, tiny spots on your body, which will develop into fluid. This is the second most visible symbol of this childhood common disease. The patient feels irritating itch in the blisters. After a small period of time, these blisters get dry and start falling off the skin. This is the whole story of chicken pox suffering, which ultimately comes to an end with the fall of dry blisters. But, there are some other patients of this viral infection who claim no symptoms and unnoticed infection. They truly claim but it happens seldom.

To talk about the more vulnerable parts of body in your kids, their upper back and chest can receive the rash and blisters faster than others. These parts may be affected sooner, but chicken pox, being a dirty childhood common disease, covers the full body with rash and blisters. Even the most sensitive parts of the body, eyes and mouth, share this agony of the body. It is also possible that some parts of the body don’t catch rash and blisters, in some chicken pox cases.


Chicken pox may stir fatal complications in your children. It may also lead to other bodily infections since it is itself a fatal and contagious. It is a must to give your child immediate treatment from a professional and expert physician after noticing the first visible sign of this malady.

When your kid is under treatment, keep him/her in enclosure and don’t let him/her meet with his friends and fellows as the infection can spread fast. Don’t let him use nails to comfort the rash on skin and take good care of him/her unless the blisters tend to fall off.

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