29 March, 2010

Chicken Pox

Aturan Allah s.w.t. tu memang sangat indah.  

Di saat saya bercuti panjang, Nuryn kena pulak chicken pox. Cuba kena masa saya ada tender dan tak boleh nak cuti, tak tahu macam manalah keadaannya.  Masuk hari ni baru hari kedua.  Semalam kami dah bawa Nuryn ke klinik.  Cuma dapat ubat demam kalau-kalau suhu badannya naik dan juga calamine lotion.

Belum penuh lagi satu badan tapi dah ada juga 2, 3 bintik kat tapak kaki.

About Chickenpox

Chickenpox is a common illness among kids, particularly those under age 12. An itchy rash of spots that look like blisters can appear all over the body and be accompanied by flu-like symptoms. Symptoms usually go away without treatment, but because the infection is very contagious, an infected child should stay home and rest until the symptoms are gone.
Chickenpox is caused by the varicella-zoster virus (VZV). Kids can be protected from VZV by getting the chickenpox (varicella) vaccine, usually between the ages of 12 to 15 months. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) also recommends a booster shot at 4 to 6 years old for further protection. The CDC also recommends that people 13 years of age and older who have never had chickenpox or received the chickenpox vaccine get two doses of the vaccine at least 28 days apart.
A person usually has only one episode of chickenpox, but VZV can lie dormant within the body and cause a different type of skin eruption later in life called shingles (or herpes zoster). Getting the chickenpox vaccine significantly lowers kids' chances of getting chickenpox, but they might still develop shingles later in life.

Symptoms

Chickenpox causes a red, itchy skin rash that usually appears first on the abdomen or back and face, and then spreads to almost everywhere else on the body, including the scalp, mouth, nose, ears, and genitals.
chickenpox_illustrationThe rash begins as multiple small red bumps that look like pimples or insect bites. They develop into thin-walled blisters filled with clear fluid, which becomes cloudy. The blister wall breaks, leaving open sores, which finally crust over to become dry, brown scabs.
Chickenpox blisters are usually less than a quarter of an inch wide, have a reddish base, and appear in crops over 2 to 4 days. The rash may be more extensive or severe in kids who have skin disorders such as eczema.
Some kids have a fever, abdominal pain, sore throat, headache, or a vague sick feeling a day or 2 before the rash appears. These symptoms may last for a few days, and fever stays in the range of 100°–102° F (37.7°–38.8° C), though in rare cases may be higher. Younger kids often have milder symptoms and fewer blisters than older children or adults.
Chickenpox is usually a mild illness, but can affect some infants, teens, adults, and people with weak immune systems more severely. Some people can develop serious bacterial infections involving the skin, lungs, bones, joints, and the brain (encephalitis). Even kids with normal immune systems can occasionally develop complications, most commonly a skin infection near the blisters.
Anyone who has had chickenpox (or the chickenpox vaccine) as a child is at risk for developing shingles later in life, and up to 20% do. After an infection, VZV can remain inactive in nerve cells near the spinal cord and reactivate later as shingles, which can cause tingling, itching, or pain followed by a rash with red bumps and blisters. Shingles is sometimes treated with antiviral drugs, steroids, and pain medications, and there's now a shingles vaccine for people 60 and older.

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4 comments:

Scorpio Girl said...

biasalah tu...art and parcelof growing up..:D
kalau pat air kelapa tu, even my boys pun tak suka..DR kata, 100 + tu elok as budak2 akan byk kencing,and hopefully lebih byk dia kencing-->lebih cepat sihat:D
apa2 pun, Insha-ALLAH, everything will be fine..

babe, insha-ALLAH, bulan 6 nanti I will be in KL for quite some time-->kalau ada kesempatan boleh lah kita jumpa..

love, ZAZA

Zety Zin said...

harap nuryn cepat sembuh.

me_czar said...

Zaza :

Nuryn ni susah sikit nak makan/minum benda yang dia tak biasa. Tu yang payah nak pujuk dia minum air kelapa hari tu. 100+ belum cuma lagi. Tak teringat nak beli.

Ya lah, kalau ada kesempatan mesti jumpa kali ni. Hari tu kat JB dah tak de rezei. Eh, how come you found me here? Hehe

Zety :
Terima kasih. Risau gak fikirkan dia bila dah mula kerja nanti

Scorpio Girl said...

actually dah lama follow blog you, dear...cuma tak publish je...plus, I pun dah mula aktif blogging semula..:D
and guess what?
nak di jadikan cerita,anak bongsu I- HADDY IRFAN semalam confirm kena measle-like symptoms jugak..ha ha ha ha..sama2 lah kita jaga anak2 bertuah nih..:)

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