Hello, visitors to the dermatological site! Windmill blisters have a distinctive appearance. Having seen them once, you will not confuse them with anything else. But it should be noted that not only this disease is accompanied by a watery rash.
Because of this, the diseases for which the above symptom is also characteristic are sometimes confused with the relapse of chickenpox. To this did not happen, you need to be able to recognize such a rash, and for this you should study it in more detail.
This is what I propose to do. Read the article and you will know absolutely everything about it.
Can a disease be without a rash?
In fact, it can, but only in exceptional cases. Atypical smallpox without blisters appears predominantly in infants who have been given a prophylactic immunoglobulin injection.
In addition, atypical smallpox can develop in newborns with innate immunity, who were fed by a mom who had been ill with chickenpox and immunity. In other cases, red watery bursting blisters – a mandatory symptom of smallpox.
When and for how long are pimples?
The rash that you see in the photo jumps up after the incubation period of the provocate virus. After the provocateur enters the human body, it needs to adapt and spread, which is incubation.
This process lasts 7-21 days. At the same time, the carrier of the virus remains non-infectious and does not feel any deterioration in health. The contagion appears a couple of days before the first blister jumps up.
The first elements of the rash look like this:
- small spots;
- similar to fresh mosquito bite;
- round or oval.
After some time, bubbles form at the top of these swellings, inside of which there will be transparent contents. By the way, if it became white or bloody, then this indicates a complication of chickenpox.
What to do with him? Urgently consult a doctor. Complications with changes in the color of the wheal content are observed mainly in adults.
So, there were single first blisters. What will happen next? Further, their numbers will increase, and not immediately, but gradually (in waves). New elements of the rash appear for 2-6 days. The intervals between the waves can be one to two days.
Where do they jump?
Often, the first rash jumps up either on the face or on the stomach (depending on the individual characteristics of the organism). After two or three days the rash will be located on all parts of the body.
Rash on mucous membranes
Quite often, pimples spread not only on the skin, but also on the mucous membranes. You can see them in the mouth.
The rash on the mucous membranes does not crust, unlike acne on the epidermis. Despite this, she is also very itchy and brings discomfort.
What to do with them?
Rashes are very unpleasant and create a lot of problems. What to do with them? First of all, I want to list the actions that should not be taken in any way:
- to itch;
- rip off;
- to injure;
- squeeze out;
- open improvised means.
An open blister without a crust is a smooth passageway for pathogenic bacteria and infections. In addition, the injured elements of the rash do not pass for a long time, and their contents can infect.
Chicken pox rash should be treated with antiseptic drying agents. In addition, it should be smeared with brilliant green. Zelenka will help mark the new elements of the rash, disinfect and prevent infection.
The color of the above drug, of course, is not very aesthetic. Moreover, it is problematic washed from the skin. But, fortunately, blisters with green paint are processed once.
For the rest of the time, it is better to lubricate them with less bright and painting modern antiseptics: Calamin, Acyclovir (ointment) and
How often is the rash treated? As needed. The instructions for antiseptics said that the more often the better. Often, treatments are performed 3-5 times a day. See how you feel.
If the rash begins to inflame or itch, treat it. How many days do I need to smear? Until complete healing of blisters.
By the way, pimples may not heal for a long time due to complications. In this case, chickenpox is called atypical.
Atypical course of the disease
The most common forms of non-standard lesions:
The first type of rash appears in people with debilitated immunity. In this case, the blisters are filled with bloody contents in a day or two after the appearance and become large. The disease is accompanied by hemorrhages of different types.
Gangrenous pimples are filled with purulent contents, grow together into large long healing wounds, in place of which deep ulcers may appear.
This form of the disease is provoked by improper care of the sick and the addition of a bacterial infection.
If blisters appear not only on the skin, but also on the mucous membranes of internal organs, the disease is called generalized. This is also a dangerous complication, fraught with serious violations in the work of internal organs.
At the same time pimples increase, inflame, do not pass for a long time, are filled with muddy contents.
Rash after recovery
These acne after recovery, as a rule, do not leave marks. But if chickenpox was complicated and pimples were too large or injured, then scars, scars, pigment spots can form on the body.
But if a bacterial infection joins the illness, then deep scars will appear on the site of the blisters, the size of which depends on the severity of the infection.
That’s all the information about chickenpox and its main symptom. I hope the article was informative and understandable. You can share it with friends through social networks. If you subscribe to site updates, you will receive notifications about new publications. See you again!
Article author: Elena Smirnova (dermatologist)
Publication date: 02-06-2016