Chicken pox is 'most prominent' from March to May – doctor Sara explains first symptoms

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Chickenpox is a very contagious infection that causes an itchy, spotty rash. The infection mostly affects children, but you can get it at any age. According to Doctor Sara, chicken pox is “most prominent” from March to May.

What should you be looking for?

Most people readily associate chicken pox with a rash but this is not the first symptom to look for, explained Doctor Sara.

Ten to 21 days after the initial infection has seeded, you may experience a fever, headache and grogginess, she said.

“Then after that you can get the rash.”

There are three distinct stages to the rash, Doctor Sara went on to say. First stage involves small spots that are pink or reddish, brown or black.

According to Doctor Sara, in the second stage rashes to get most itchy and forms blisters with fluid.

Stage three marks the recovery, whereby scabs become crusted over and the infection is no longer contagious.

How to reduce the risk of catching chicken pox

Chicken pox spreads through direct contact with an infected person so you can takes steps to reduce transmission.

According to Doctor Sara, you can catch chicken pox via direct touch with someone’s rash or if you touch someone’s blister or inhale their respiratory droplets.



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