Chicken pox jenny leach

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  • 1. By: Jenny Leach Anatomy Ms. Martin block 3

2. Chicken pox is cause by a virus. Varicella-zoster virus Replicates itself within host. 3. Transmitted through coughing, sneezing, sharing food or drink. Transmitted by liquid of blisters formed on skin. 4. Everyone can get the chicken pox virus, unless they have already had it. Chicken pox virus is mostly common in children under the age of 12. 5. Incubation period averages between 14 and 16 days. Beginning symptoms include itchy blisters that appear on face, trunk and scalp. Serious symptoms include vomiting, high fever, diarrhea, headache, dehydration, and worsening of asthma. 6. Chicken pox is usually determined by the symptoms. Skin smear or blood test can detect the virus. 7. Chicken pox is acute, and symptoms last around 5 to 10 days. After getting the chicken pox once you become immune. The skin develops itchy blisters, which affects the integumentary system. 8. Treatment in most cases can be done at home. The course of treatment involves relieving the symptoms of chicken pox. You can use calamine lotion or oatmeal baths to relieve itching, and to relieve fever, a non-aspirin type of medication can be used. In serious cases, you should go see a doctor. 9. Chicken pox can be easily prevent with a vaccine. Younger children (under age of 12) should especially receive the vaccine because it is most common among them. After a person has had chicken pox once they become immune and will not get it again. Chicken pox in most cases is not terminal. 10. Thank you!!!!!