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Chickenpox is a benign but highly contagious disease caused by the varicella-zoster virus. In 90% of cases, it occurs between 3 months and 10 years. After a discreet incubation period of 1 to 2 weeks, the first symptoms are not very significant. After a few days, they become VERY recognisable: small blisters appear that are very itchy. Chickenpox itself is not treatable, but there are solutions to soothe the itching and prevent infection that can cause scarring.
Chickenpox scars are far from harmless, especially when they are in more visible areas like the face. Therefore, blisters and lesions from scratching must be treated carefully to avoid the risk of secondary infection that causes marks.
Your child is tired and grumpy and they’re dotted with little blisters... Could it be chickenpox? It starts with small red spots that often appear first on the chest or neck and then spread to the whole body. They then turn into tiny fluid-filled blisters that usually dry out within 48 hours, forming a reddish-black scab. Be careful: when the scab is scratched off, this is when there's a risk of scarring.
Is there anything to avoid?
1- Don’t make pimples worse
- Do not use antiseptic on your pimples. This increases the risk of allergic or irritant dermatitis which can cause delayed scar healing.
- Don’t overdo it in the sun. UV rays prevent proper healing. In case of exposure, protect the skin with a very high protection sun cream (SPF50+).
2- Don't be too quick to declare victory
You can usually expect 2 or 3 outbreaks. If some blisters are drying up while others are still appearing, the infection isn’t over - and there is a risk of contagion. Be patient!
The skin is itchy. Really itchy... TOO itchy. Beware - a scratched chickenpox blister can leave a scar for life. Here are our tips and tricks to help your child find relief and limit scratching.
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