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Chicken pox jenny leach


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Chicken pox jenny leach

  1. 1. By: Jenny Leach Anatomy Ms. Martin block 3
  2. 2.  Chicken pox is cause by a virus. ◦ Varicella-zoster virus ◦ Replicates itself within host.
  3. 3.  Transmitted through coughing, sneezing, sharing food or drink.  Transmitted by liquid of blisters formed on skin.
  4. 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. 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. 6.  Chicken pox is usually determined by the symptoms.  Skin smear or blood test can detect the virus.
  7. 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. 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. 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. 10.  Thank you!!!!!