Chickenpox - Bangkok Aesthetic Clinic

Chickenpox

Chickenpox is caused by the varicella-zoster virus. It is contagious which can spread to other individuals if contact is made, thus, prevention is important. It takes 1 to 2 days for chickenpox symptoms to spread before the appearance of red blisters, which become flaky after 5 to 6 days.

Individual results may vary

Preventative Measures

  • Avoid spreading the contagious virus to other people, especially to children, pregnant women, the elderly and those with poor immunity.
  • Immediately stop working to minimise the potential of spreading the contagious virus.
  • Visit a General Practitioner (GP) within 24 to 48 hours after first noticing the symptoms.
  • Do not scratch because this may lead to scarring.
  • Take painkillers if pain or fever is present.
  • Clean the blisters to prevent recurrent infections of the virus, which could cause inflammation.
  • Apply a natural moisturiser to sooth the skin after bathing.
  • Drink plenty of water.
  • Wear loose fitting and comfortable clothes to prevent scratching.
Another effective method of prevention is to seek chickenpox immunisation through a vaccine. Vaccination is highly recommended to individuals with low immunity, children, pregnant women and the elderly.

Article By
Dr Wutinan Sithipolvanichgul, M.D.
BSL Clinic’s Dermatologist