Chicken Pox on Head Pictures - 13 Photos & Images
Chicken pox is a very contagious illness that typically occurs during a person's childhood, from 4 to 10 years of age. Those infected will find themselves covered with hundreds of red, itchy blisters, filled with fluid that can burst and become crusted. Here are some things you should know about the chicken pox:
It is caused by the varicella zoster virus (VZV).
The illness is highly contagious, requiring the infected person to stay at home during the duration of the contagious period, which typically lasts from four to five days.
Chicken pox is an airborne disease that is commonly spread through coughing, sneezing or having direct contact with fluids that secrete from the blisters.
Has the appearance of a severe rash that can appear almost anywhere on the body.
Children usually develop up to 500 of the itchy, red blisters all over their skin.
It commonly starts from the head, face and scalp, and spreads from there.
In children, common ailments start just before the chicken pox rash breaks out. Symptoms include: Headache Fever Stomach ache Loss of appetite
After the first couple of days after the rash has appeared, the blisters will start to get cloudy, then harden and begin to scab. More groups of the rash will continue to form. Those infected do not need to worry about scarring unless they scratch at the scabs, which can cause infection.