Chicken Pox Research Paper

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Prior to a rash evolving, a faint fever may be present.
When the rash first surfaces it is on the head, scalp, and body. After this it disperses to the limbs (arms and legs).
The rash starts as little, red, smooth, and even blemishes which turn into fluid filled blisters that itch. Once these blisters bust, the lesions open up and crust over to develop dry, brown scabs.
Incubation & When it is Communicable
After being exposed to someone who is contaminated it typically takes anywhere from eight to twenty-one days for the virus to form before symptoms arise.
This virus is contagious for one to two days before the rash actually appears. (During this time is also when the infection is the most transmittable.)
As long as
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Direct exposure to the blisters or vesicle fluid from the blisters.
Direct contact with contaminated child’s saliva.
The Chicken Pox virus does not live on articles such as counter tops, bedding, and toys like lice and scabies does.

Restrictions and Control Measures
Be sure to immunize and isolate any child who is comes down with the Chicken Pox. Children should receive the vaccination anytime between the age of twelve to eighteen months to help prevent spreading this virus.
Do not send your child to their early child care program or school when the blisters first appear up until they are completely dried out and have scabbed over. ( Generally five days after outbreak of sores.)
Be sure to inform all the parents of the children in the facility when a Chicken Pox outbreak arises.

There is no particular treatment obtainable for Chicken pox.
If medicine is needed to minimize irritation and pain or to decrease a child’s temperature it is recommended that you give them Tylenol.
After being exposed to the Chicken Pox virus, if children form a temperature do not give them aspirin. Aspirin raises the risk of Reyes Syndrome and can cause a severe disorder distinguished by sleeping and getting sick which can lead to a coma as well as
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