You will need
- - essential oils (tea tree, eucalyptus and bergamot);
- - antiviral drugs, for example, "Viferon".
Adults infected with chickenpox as children, that is airborne. The contagiousness of the virus causing the disease reaches 100%, so when dealing with a sick person's chance of Contracting chickenpox great.
The incubation period in adults can last longer than the standard one to three weeks, so in some cases infected with chicken pox and could not understand where he got the sickness. Besides the peculiarity of this disease is that the infected person becomes a potential threat to others long before the appearance of distinct symptoms of chickenpox. Patients with chickenpox is contagious until, until no new lesions appear, and the latter is covered with a thick skin.
Given the high contagiousness of the virus and the complexity of diagnosing the disease in its first stages, the main preventive measure to prevent infection chickenpox remains quarantine, i.e. complete isolation of the infected person. This protective action will prevent the spread of the virus outside of the house.
The Varicella Zoster virus is not resistant to the environment and is very afraid of drafts, so often arrange ventilation of the room in which the infected isolated. In addition, regularly wet cleaning.
Essential oils of tea tree, eucalyptus and bergamot possess antiviral properties and can be used not only during treatment of chickenpox, but also as prevention.
Chicken pox if someone got sick from relatives, contact with which have every day, take anti-viral drugs, for example, "Viferon". An additional advantage of these drugs – strengthening the immune system.
Chickenpox is accompanied by severe pruritus, but in any case the skin to brush otherwise there will be scars.
Traditional treatment for chickenpox is "Brilliant green" - less effective than antihistamines and pain relievers lotions, for example "Calamine Lotion".
Advice 2 : How to avoid chickenpox
An acute infectious disease of chicken pox, differs from many infections very high degree of contamination. This is evidenced by its title: chicken pox – propagating with the speed of the wind. Another reason for the high transmissibility of varicella in that it does not manifest itself for several days, although the patient at this time is already a source of infection. How can you avoid chickenpox – this question often bothers adults with small children or have not had it in childhood.
And whether it generally be avoided? All childhood infections, including chickenpox, it is much better tolerated at a young age. The older sick person – the more complications it risks to any children's sores". This is because the protective mechanisms of an adult organism work better than children, and cause great harm to him. The most significant risk in adults with the disease of chicken pox represent a acceding of the infection – encephalitis, and others. Furthermore, adult patients often pustular the occurring complication, which rarely happens in children. Thus, we can summarize the following result, avoid chickenpox until your child goes to kindergarten and elementary school, not worth it. Better if he'd been ill with it now.
Another thing, if there is a risk of getting sick pregnant woman. Besides the fact that chicken pox will harm the mother, it can adversely affect the developing fetus, until his death. Chickenpox in the mother during the first half of pregnancy causes the unborn child's mental and physical impairment, pathology of the optic nerve. Of course, the probability of such bad developments are small – 1 chance out of 100, but, nevertheless, the risk exists, and if you get sick should immediately contact a doctor. Disease second half of pregnancy carries fewer dangers – most importantly, that the infectious period does not coincide with the birth, so as not to infect the baby. If there is such a danger – mother and baby enter a specific serum antibodies.
Thus, the windmill should be avoiding during pregnancy. If you become pregnant and don't know hurt you it or not, you can make the analysis on antibodies. If it shows that chicken pox you are ill, you need to make her shot. In this case, you will be protected from it while waiting for the baby.
In addition, during pregnancy, it makes sense to follow some safety rules. Try to stay away from anyone who can observe the symptoms of flu and acute respiratory infections – it can be chicken pox before poured the bubbles. Not worth close to communicate with those who, less than three weeks ago, had contact with sick chicken pox. If it is infected, it can infect you. Avoid contact with shingles patients. This is an acute recurrent form of chickenpox, which infected the weakened or elderly people.
If you still had contact with sick chicken pox must be immediately reported to the doctor so he prescribed vaccination with immunoglobulin. It is also worth to consult about the vaccinations your loved ones without a history of chickenpox so that they could get sick and infect you.
Advice 3 : How to protect yourself from chicken pox
Chickenpox is one of the most contagious diseases. It is transmitted by airborne droplets, that is, enters the body through the mucous membranes of the respiratory tract and eyes. Therefore, when contact with a sick person to protect yourself from chickenpox is extremely problematic. However, the probability of not becoming infected still exists, if you take a set of measures.
You will need
- - quarantine;
- injection of antibodies;
- - vaccination.
The most reliable method of prevention of chickenpox is, of course, the exception of contact with the patient. However, this is problematic because chicken pox is contagious one day before the rash appears, i.e. at the moment when has not yet been identified. If you are lucky and you did not communicate with the patient during the incubation period, keep in mind that after 5 days after disappearance of the rash he's still contagious. It was during this period doctors prescribe to observe the quarantine. Moreover, even after that, we need to thoroughly ventilate the room in which the patient was chicken pox, and wet cleaning: the virus can persist in the air and on different surfaces.
Another way to prevent the disease is to inject antibodies to the virus varicella zoster (it causes chicken pox). This may be the case, if you saw the ill person. Of course, it is considered that to postpone the chicken pox is not so scary. But in some cases it is necessary to avoid, for example, during pregnancy. Therefore, you should consult with your doctor regarding the feasibility of injection with antibodies.
Also to protect yourself and your child from chickenpox by making a vaccine. The vaccine is a live virus, but quite relaxed. It reacts the body's immune system, producing antibodies that protect against infection with chickenpox in the future.
Experts recommend starting vaccination at the age of one year and repeat again in 3-4 years. Vaccination can be put to older children and adults, if they have not had chickenpox. In these cases, also need two doses administered 4-8 weeks. The injection protects not only chicken pox, but shingles, as it is called by the same virus. Very rarely vaccinated against chickenpox people are still becoming infected. But it flows in a weak form.
Advice 4 : How not to catch chicken pox from a child
In childhood, chickenpox is relatively easy, and three weeks after the onset of the disease the kid in the green spots returns to school or kindergarten. With adults the situation is different – high fever and rash, traces of which can remain for a lifetime, a variety of complications. If you not had chicken pox, you should take measures to not catch it from the child.
You will need
- - vaccination against varicella;
- - "Acyclovir";
Varicella vaccines have been developed that can completely protect themselves from disease or to be had in mild form. Do the vaccine to both adults and children over the years. Adolescents over thirteen years of age and adults should receive the vaccine twice, the kids also shot once. The vaccine act begins within seventy-two hours, so if you came home sick, it makes sense to be vaccinated.
Try to minimize contact with the infected child. Pass care to a spouse, the grandparents, her aunt, the people who managed to recover from chickenpox. There is no shame, because otherwise your family will have to care for two patients.
Chicken pox is a disease transmitted by airborne droplets. Therefore, you should make the standard for the prevention of diseases such measures. Regularly ventilate the room and wear a gauze bandage. Select a sick child separate bowl, towel. This will reduce the risk of infection. How often do the cleaning, clean the objects with which contact sick child, a weak solution of potassium permanganate.
Person with low immunity is much easier to catch than healthy ones. Constantly strengthen your immune system, eat fruits and vegetables, take vitamins and sleep well. Of course, this doesn't protect you completely from the risk of getting sick, but the chances of chicken pox will be less.
Integrated reception "Acyclovir" and "Cycloferon" can protect the adult from chicken pox, even if he is in constant contact with the infected child. Usually "Acyclovir" is prescribed to drink within three weeks of the child's illness, "Cycloferon" is accepted only in the first week, while chickenpox is contagious. If you decided to protect themselves by medication, you should consult with your doctor about your medications and their dosages.