Chicken pox is characterized by dry itching (pruritus) and a skin rash with fluid-filled blisters that burst and form crusts.
The symptoms of chicken pox are worse in adults than children. Symptoms include -
Body ache and mild fever (before the onset of the disease).
Fatigue, irritability and sore throat.
Rashes break out on the day the fever starts.
A skin rash or lesion on the chest, back, shoulders, scalp, or other areas.
Lesions on the mouth, vagina, rectum, eye, or other mucus membranes.
Itchy, blistering rash develops into as many as 250-500 blisters within couple of hours.
Crusting, after the blister breaks, occurs after two to four days.
Crusts become progressively darker with time and form scale like structure called scab. Scabs fall off in about 9-13 days.