The first 3 weeks of illness with chickenpox may not be noticed. That's how much it lasts for the incubation period.
The first and quite noticeable signs of chickenpox is a rash. It appears most often in 12-15 days after contact with chickenpox infected person.
The rash of chicken pox resemble a small pink nodules. In most cases, at the beginning of the disease, these nodules appear on the face and the infected areas of the head covered with hair.
For the past few hours, the rash spreads all over the body of a patient with chickenpox, and it can be seen even on mucous membranes.
In the first stage of the disease chicken pox rash is a small, round, clearly defined spots of pink.
Later, these spots begin to rise above the surface of the skin.
Then they appear shiny bubbles the size of 1-5mm filled with a transparent liquid. These bubbles, surrounded by narrow reddish obolochkoi, very similar to droplets of water.
After a few days the bubbles burst and dry up. As a result, in their place are formed yellowish or light brown.
A few days is required to ensure that all crusts have disappeared. By the way, scars in place of lesions should not stay.
New spots are formed continuously, occupying the space between those who have already turned into blisters or scabs. I.e. on the patient's body with chicken pox a person can see several different elements of the rash. This differs smallpox from other diseases, a symptom of which is also rash.
The rash of chicken pox is very itchy, thereby bringing great discomfort to the patient. Particularly worrying for people infected with chicken pox, itching between the toes, in the groin, mouth and conjunctiva eyes.
Symptoms of chickenpox usually bother the person for 5-10 days. After this time, there is a falling away the last of the crusts and complete cleansing of the skin.
Often, simultaneously with the appearance of the rash, the patient with chickenpox there is an increase in body temperature to 39 degrees. Infected with chicken pox can suffer chills, malaise, headache, loss of appetite.
Usually chickenpox is not accompanied by any serious complications and does not leave behind any traces. But one should remember that the older the patient with chickenpox, the worse he carries it.