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.


SWAPNIL_BABIN Thursday, January 17, 2013

I am 39 years old. I am also diabetic. I took chicken pox vaccine on 27 December 2012, the day on which I got the information that my sister had been diagnosed with chicken pox and she came to our house in the evening on that day. I had been exposed since she was staying in our house from December 27. I was diagnosed with chicken pox on 13 January, 2013 with very mild intensity possibly due to the first dosage of the vaccine. However, I request health experts/doctors to suggest whether I NEED TO TAKE THE SECOND DOSAGE OF THE VACCINE which is supposed to be taken after 4 weeks of the first dosage.

skarf Thursday, December 20, 2012

if a person at the age of 47 gets chicken pox will she have symtoms like being angry at other people

aslbkhazra Friday, December 14, 2012

How many days a patien of 22 yrs.old to be isolated from others if blisters found from 06/12/2012 when he is taking Zovirax 800 mg tablet 5no./day since 08/12/2012.

ZAZAH Thursday, May 10, 2012

My daughter has caught chicken pox and I am in contact with her as well as with my 76 years old father who is receiving chemotherapy and radiotherapy and his immunity is very critical. Is there any possibility of me transferring the disease to my father, knowing that he did not get chicken pox ever.

tomjohn Tuesday, February 28, 2012

how many days need chickenpox cure? and if i use antibiotic tablet..any chance to come 2nd time?

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