Symptoms of Chicken Pox
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.