Chicken Pox is a viral infection caused by varicella zoster virus (VZV) which is a highly contagious illness. This is becoming less common because most children now receive the chicken pox vaccine. My little boy who is turning three this October is sick with chicken pox. Two days ago I have noticed some symptoms that it could possibly be chicken pox.
Symptoms of Chicken Pox:
- have a prodrome of fever, malaise, headache, lack of appetite, and mild abdominal pain for 1 to 2 days
- sore throat, pain in both ears, complaints of pressure in head or swollen face.
- first symptom in children is usually the development of a papular rash, followed by the development of discomfort, fever (38 degrees or in 42 degrees celsius in rare cases) and anorexia.
- the fever that could lasts about 2 to 4 days
The symptoms that I have posted above are some of the symptoms that I have observed with my little boy in his first three days. Two days ago he complaints about sore throat and mild abdominal pains. On the second day, I noticed a papular rash that I was thinking that it could be warts but I examined it carefully and found out that it was blister. Today is the third day and I have noticed the occurrences of these blisters on any part of his body like face, legs, stomach and back. It is not too many compared to the usual photos that I have seen but I think it will multiply in the succeeding days. Thank God that he does not have fever but I think there is a little time when he has low fever.