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Pox in Children

In Chicken Pox, small blister like lesions appear all over the body, mainly over the chest and abdomen.

health and fitness Updated: Aug 05, 2003 19:27 IST
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Parents are often in a dilemma as to whether to resort to traditional cures or allopathic remedies when their children develop a pox infection. Fortunately, Small Pox has been eradicated from the world. However, Chicken Pox is still a problem with no effective vaccine having been developed against it.

In Chicken Pox, small blister like lesions appear all over the body, mainly over the chest and the abdomen and these lesions may last for about seven or eight days. Though the blisters heal with scabs these scabs do not result in permanent scarring. There is no specific treatment for Chicken Pox. It usually subsides on its own in about a week.

Measles is another form of the skin rash that accompanies fever that commonly affects children, occasionally leading to severe complications. Children with measles have coughing, sneezing, conjunctivitis, mouth ulcers and fever. It is important to see that children with measles do not develop ear discharge, Pneumonia or skin infections.

Children with measles have to be given frequent baths. In fact even the other members at home should maintain themselves hygienically. . It is important not to give the child a head bath soon after, as there is a risk of inducing convulsion and Pneumonia.

(Source: Webhealthcentre.com)

First Published: Aug 05, 2003 19:27 IST