Know why chickenpox occurs and how to avoid it

Know why chickenpox occurs and how to avoid it

Chickenpox, also commonly known as Chhoti Mata, is actually a highly contagious disease. Infections like chickenpox have pus-like powers all over the body and this causes a lot of itching throughout the body. Although this disease can happen to any person, but a child between the age of one to ten years is more at risk of getting this disease. There is a vaccine available for the prevention of this disease, but if you keep some things in mind then you can protect yourself from it. So let's know about this-

Identify symptoms

When there is chickenpox, there are rashes like pimples all over the body. But in the beginning of chicken pox, symptoms of legs, back pain, mild fever, mild cough, loss of appetite, headache, tiredness, vomiting, etc. are seen. After that within 24 hours, red itchy pimples start appearing on the stomach or back and face, which later start spreading throughout the body. 


If it is a cause of chickenpox disease, it is caused by a virus called varicella zoster. Chickenpox is actually a contagious disease. If a healthy person comes in contact with an infected child or adult, they also get this infection. Chickenpox is one of the most contagious diseases. People who have never had chickenpox and have never been vaccinated are at highest risk of infection. There is no need for any test to identify it.


It is said that prevention is better than cure and vaccination is the most effective way to prevent chickenpox. Children are given two doses to prevent chickenpox. The first to children between 12 and 15 months and the second to four to six years of age. This vaccination is 90 percent effective in preventing chickenpox.


Chickenpox usually resolves without treatment within a week or two. There is no cure, but vaccination can prevent it. However, the doctor may prescribe you the medicine, which may help reduce the symptoms of itching and discomfort. Also how to prevent infection from spreading to other people.