It spreads from person to person through direct contact with the virus. You can get chickenpox if you touch a blister or the liquid from a blister. It can also be spread to you through the air if you are near someone with chickenpox who is coughing or sneezing. A pregnant woman with chicken pox can pass it on to her baby before birth. Mothers with chickenpox can also give it to their newborn babies after birth .
How contagious is chicken pox?
Chickenpox is a very contagious infection. Around 90% of people who have not previously had chickenpox will become infected when they come into contact with the virus. How you catch the virus. The chickenpox virus is spread most easily from someone who has the rash. The blisters are very itchy and break open easily, which can contaminate.
The infection is considered not to be contagious when spots stop developing, and the ones which have become dry and no longer secrete fluid. There will still be scabs for several days, but the infected person can return to their daily tasks without any concern of spreading the disease.
A red, warm, or tender rash suggestive of a secondary infection. The development of rash in one or both eyes. High fever (over 102 degrees), disorientation, stiff neck, shortness of breath, tremors, vomiting, and rapid heartbeat, which are suggestive of encephalitis and sepsis.
What are the dangers of chickenpox?
, severe rash Infections of the lungs or liver, meningitis Seizures that are often associated with fever ( febrile seizures)General severe infection with the virus strain from the vaccine.
Secondary Viremia (Blister Stage) This photo contains content that some people may find graphic or disturbing. Mouth Sores (Enathem) This photo contains content that some people may find graphic or disturbing. A few extra things to pay attention too are recovery, rash distribution, formation of pustules, umbilication and scarring, or early-stage rash.
What are the long – term effects of chickenpox?
Black, tarry stoolsblood in the urine or stoolschillsconfusioncoughdifficulty with breathing or swallowingfeverhivesitching, especially of the feet or handsmuscle or joint pain, and more items.