What is chickenpox?

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Chickenpox is a disease that usually manifests itself in childhood, reviewing the reasons for its appearance and the mode of infection. We hope that the information that we will give about chickenpox will be helpful to you.

Chickenpox is one of the most common childhood illnesses, which usually affects children under the age of 10. However, it can also manifest itself in adolescents and older adults, being in this group of people a much more severe disease.

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It occurs due to a virus called varicella zoster, which in adults causes the disease called herpes zoster.

Before chickenpox manifests, the individual has a fever for about 2 or 3 days, a feeling of fatigue and is inappetent. After the incubation time has passed, the virus manifests itself and the common red spots that appear to be grains appear, which over the days their interior becomes liquid and turns into a blister.

There are 2 ways to get this disease, these are:

Direct contact: If a person has contact with skin lesions or is close to the affected person at the time that he or she sneezes or coughs, then it is very likely that the virus has been infected.

That is why it is very important that the person with chickenpox is kept away from the other inhabitants of the house so that they do not infect others.

Indirect contagion: Sometimes, although it is not very common, contact with objects that have been touched by the affected person and therefore are contaminated.

Chickenpox is not a serious disease and its presence is quickly recognized due to lesions on the skin, which allows the corresponding treatment to begin. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to consult your doctor.

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