What is the infection period for chickenpox?
The average incubation period for varicella is 14 to 16 days after exposure to a varicella or a herpes zoster rash, with a range of 10 to 21 days.
A mild prodrome of fever and malaise may occur 1 to 2 days before rash onset, particularly in adults.
In children, the rash is often the first sign of disease..
How do you know if chicken pox are infected?
Sometimes the chickenpox rash or spots get infected with bacteria. This is more common in children and if you scratch your spots. Chickenpox spots can leave scars, especially if they become infected. Signs of a bacterial infection include a high temperature (fever) and redness and pain around the chickenpox spots.
What can you put on chicken pox spots?
Be liberal with skin ointments Calamine lotion is often touted as the go-to cream when chickenpox spots break out. And it may well help reduce some of the itching.
What can you do for chicken pox?
There are several things that you can do at home to help relieve chickenpox symptoms and prevent skin infections. Calamine lotion and a cool bath with added baking soda, uncooked oatmeal, or colloidal oatmeal may help relieve some of the itching.