Chicken Pox Signs and Symptoms:
The onset of chicken pox is marked by the appearance of sore blisters in the body and head area. In some instances, onset of the disease is accompanied by fever and sometimes chilling. However, fever and chilling are not truly indicative of the onset of chicken pox as there are other ailments that are also accompanied by fever and chilling.
- The lesions or blisters from chicken pox start to appear as red papule marks. Later, a clear vesicle develops on top of the area of the redness.
- Once the vesicle starts to appear, it is now a sure sign of chicken pox. This is because other disease that involves the appearance of blisters does not develop the vesicles. After a few hours, the vesicle fluid becomes cloudy. After this, the vesicle breaks apart, ejecting the cloudy fluid it once contained. After the ejection of the fluid, the lesions crust over. It is only during this time that the disease is no longer considered contagious.
- Another sure symptom of chicken pox is that the blisters do not appear al together at once. They may continue appearing for several days after the first one. This process continues even as old blisters are healing. As such, schoolchildren are frequently advised not to report to class until all the lesions have crusted.
Commonly observed signs of chickenpox disease are abdominal pain, temperature ranging between 100