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Are the symptoms of chickenpox similar to cold symptoms?
Signs and Symptoms of Chicken Pox Chickenpox is a highly contagious disease that spreads from person to person by direct contact or through the air from an infected person'…s coughing or sneezing. Touching the fluid from a chickenpox blister can also spread the disease. A person with chickenpox is contagious from 1-2 days before the rash appears until all blisters have formed scabs. This may take 5-10 days. It takes from 10-21 days after contact with an infected person for someone to develop chickenpox. . The chickenpox lesions (blisters) start as a 2-4 mm red papule which develops an irregular outline (rose petal). A thin-walled, clear vesicle (dew drop) develops on top of the area of redness. This "dew drop on a rose petal" lesion is very characteristic for chickenpox. After about 8-12 hours the fluid in the vesicle gets cloudy and the vesicle breaks leaving a crust. The fluid is highly contagious, but once the lesion crusts over, it is not considered contagious. The crust usually falls off after 7 days sometimes leaving a crater-like scar. Although one lesion goes through this complete cycle in about 7 days, another hallmark of chickenpox is the fact that new lesions crop up every day for several days. Therefore, it may take about a week until new lesions stop appearing and existing lesions crust over. Children are not to be sent back to school until all lesions have crusted over.. Second infections with chickenpox occur in immunocompetent individuals, but are uncommon. Such second infections are rarely severe. A soundly-based conjecture being carefully assessed in countries with low prevalence of chickenpox due to immunisation, low birth rates, and increased separation is that immunity has been reinforced by subclinical challenges and this is now less common. This is more dangerous with shingles. There have been reported cases of repeat infections. Chickenpox is highly contagious and is spread through the air when infected people cough or sneeze, or through physical contact with fluid from lesions on the skin. Zoster, also known as shingles, is a reactivation of chickenpox and may also be a source of the virus for susceptible children and adults. It is not necessary to have physical contact with the infected person for the disease to spread. Those infected can spread chickenpox before they know they have the disease - even before any rash develops. In fact, people with chickenpox can infect others from about 2 days before the rash develops until all the sores have crusted over, usually 4-5 days after the rash starts.. 1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chicken_pox Very itchy, fever, not very hungry and very uncountable. Tiredness, loss of appetite, fever, nausea, headache. The most obvious symptom are the pox marks on the skin.
because you can know what kind of cold you have like, runny nose, or a caugh. The symptoms are a result of your bodies defenses such as white blood cells attacking the virus …. This produces excess mucus, and weakens you. the sneezing is the bodies attempt to jettison the invading virus. Accordingly, the symptomatic harbingers of a cold are evidence that your body is taking appropriate action to combat the invading virus. Its like a war.
Chicken pox has an incubation period of 10-21 days. This means that you wont have symptoms less than 10 days after exposure nor more than 21 days. Additionally, contagion of c…hicken pox stops once the actual "breakout" begins. Symptoms vary greatly. Some may experience no symptoms, even being unaware they have or have had chicken pox. Others may experience a general fatigue, cold symptoms, flu-like symptoms, fever, nausea etc. Children generally experience milder symptoms than adults. If you are an adult and unsure whether you've had chicken pox, have been exposed and are experiencing any of the above symptoms, see your doctor. The effects of chicken pox in adults can have a much more serious impact including pneumonia.
If you have chickenpox, you typically get the symptoms. These are most commonly itching and blisters that turn into sores and then scab over.
Yes, you can be contagious with chickenpox before symptoms occur.
The best-known signs of chickenpox are: . A red, itchy rash that initially may look like insect bites . Small, liquid-filled blisters that break open and crust over The c…hickenpox rash occurs in three stages. First, there are raised pink or red bumps (papules). These bumps will turn into fluid-filled blisters (vesicles). And, finally, the vesicles will crust over and scab. It's possible that all three of these stages may occur at once. The rash may be preceded by or accompanied by: . Fever . Abdominal pain or loss of appetite . Mild headache . General feeling of unease and discomfort (malaise) or irritability . A dry cough . Headache Common sites for the rash include the face, scalp, chest and back. The rash can also spread across your entire body, even into your throat, eyes and vagina. New spots continue to appear for several days. In healthy children, the disease is generally mild.
Colds usually begin abruptly with a sore throatfollowed by symptoms such as clear, watery nasal drainage; sneezing; fatigue; and sometimes a low-grade fever (below 101 degrees… F). Postnasal drip causes the sore throat and cough that accompany colds. For the first few days of a cold, your nose drips with watery nasal secretions. Later, these secretions may become thicker and darker. (Dark mucus with a cold virus does not necessarily mean that you have developed a bacterial infection, so don't beg your doctor for an antibiotic.) A mild cough is a common cold symptom. The cough won't get much worse, but this common cold symptom is likely to last into the second week of your cold. If you suffer with asthma or other lung problem, a cold may make it worse. If you are coughing up dark mucus -- or if you are feeling a lot of distress in the lower parts of your lungs -- you may have a bacterial infection. It's a good idea to touch base with your doctor to find out if you need to be seen. Usually, there is no fever with common cold symptoms. In fact, fever and more severe symptoms may indicate that you have the flu and not a cold. Common cold symptoms usually start between one and three days after you are infected by a cold virus. Typically, they last for about three to seven days. At that point, the worst is over, but you may feel congested for a week or more. During the first three days that you have common cold symptoms, you are contagious. This means you can pass the cold virus to those you come in contact with.
Fever is generally the first symptoms with the rash starting on the face a day or two later. Early symptoms - often preceding the rash symptoms . Aching . Tiredness . H…eadache . Fever . Sore throat . Malaise Little red bumps Symptoms are usually more severe in adults than in children. Expect to have a few uncomfortable days.
Stevens Johnson's Syndrome and Herpes Simplex and Herpes Zoster, Contact dermatitis, Scabies, atopic dermatitis, miliaria (prickly Heat), photodermatitis, smallpox, rickettsia…lpox, hand foot and mouth disease.
Yes, but not in the manner one might think. There are 9 humanherpesviruses and we all carry a handful of them. Chickenpox(Varicella Zoster) is a disease caused by one of them:… HHV3(Varicella Zoster Virus, or VZV) It's the closest relative to theviruses to which you appear to be referring: the Herpes SimplexViruses (HHV1 & 2, or HSV-1 and HSV-2) The Varicella virus can recur later in life in some people and whenit does, that disease is called Herpes Zoster (Shingles.)
The symptoms of chicken pox in adults may at first appear very light but can get a lot worse as the disease develops. Several symptoms that might lead to chickenpox diagnosis …often contain increased body temperature (fever), headache, cough, feeling of a sore throat and skin rash. It is considered wise a patient should contact his/her physician or doctor before the symptoms reach a high level.
Yes, you can transmit chickenpox even when you have no symptoms. It is contagious from the time before the bumps appear until the bumps are all scabbed over.
They are both diseases caused by a type of organism called a"virus". Chickenpox and colds are both viral illnesses that can cause nasal congestion, sore throat, and fever.
A chickenpox "carrier" is someone who is infected with chickenpox but does not have symptoms. Therefore, someone "carrying" chickenpox has no symptoms by definition.
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HIV is not a disease. HIV is the virus that causes AIDS. Chicken pox is not a symptom, it is a disease caused by the varicella zoster virus. I think you mean the rash of chick…en pox. Also, AIDS is a disease where HIV viruses attack the T cells of your immune system (only virus to attack immune system). The actual disease doesn't really show. When your T cells are attacked and killed, your body loses the ability to fight a certain disease and people can die from a normal cold because their body is unable to fight it off. So, the symptoms of AIDS can differ because it depends on what T cells were attacked and which dieseases the person is unable to fight off.
Varicella is another name for chickenpox. There is a vaccine now for chickenpox. Children often got chickenpox when they were very young. This virus remains in the body until …the immune system cannot repress it anymore. It then re-activates and forms shingles. About one in three will get shingles. A child who gets the vaccine will not get shingles when he gets older. The symptoms of chickenpox local look a lot like a "chicken pecked" a spot on the skin. These will begin to scab over in a few days. The scabs can be infectious.