Sunday, April 01, 2007

Chicken pox

Sekarang ni musim chicken pox kat sini.. Ramai budak2 kena chicken pox nih... Anak2 saya yg 3 org ni pun kena sama... nabhan, fawwaz dan huda... tp, alhamdulillah budak2 ni kena tak teruk.. naik vesicles2 @ bintik2 berair tuh sikit jer.. dan tak demam. Budak2 tu pun aktif macam biasa jer... dan lagi... budak2 ni kena serentak......kira sekali harung la... ;).
Chicken pox ni.. kalau kat terengganu org panggil jintungan.. kalau kat kelantan org panggil bertih... kat tempat lain... tak tau la org panggil apa.. :).

Dulu2 takut gak bila ada org start kena chicken pox nih... tp, actuallynya ok je.. dah kena tu ok la... insya Allah natural lifelong protective immunity...

Kat atas tuh, gambar hiasan jer... bukan gambar budak2 nih... :). budak2 ni tak banyak camtu... bila pakai baju lengkap, tak nampak macam kena chicken pox!

Kat bawah ni, ada sikit info pasal chicken pox...

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Chickenpox, also spelled chicken pox, is the common name for Varicella zoster, classically one of the childhood infectious diseases caught and survived by most children.

Chickenpox is caused by the varicella-zoster virus (VZV), also known as human herpes virus 3 (HHV-3), one of the eight herpes viruses known to affect humans. It starts with conjunctival and catarrhal symptoms, extreme defecation and then characteristic spots appearing in two or three waves, mainly on the body and head rather than the hands and becoming itchy raw pox (pocks), small open sores which heal mostly without scarring.

Chickenpox has a 10-14 day incubation period and is highly contagious by air transmission two days before symptoms appear. Following primary infection there is usually lifelong protective immunity from further episodes of chickenpox. Recurrent chickenpox is fairly rare but more likely in people with compromised immune systems.

Symptomatic treatment, with calamine lotion to ease itching and paracetamol (American English: acetaminophen) to reduce fever, is widely used.

Chickenpox is rarely fatal (usually from varicella pneumonia), with pregnant women and those with a suppressed immune systems being more at risk. Pregnant women not known to be immune and who come into contact with chickenpox may need urgent treatment as the virus can cause serious problems for the fetus. This is less of an issue after 20 weeks
Later in life, viruses remaining dormant in the nerves can reactivate causing localised eruptions of
shingles. This occurs particularly in people with compromised immune systems, such as the elderly, and perhaps even those suffering sunburn. Unlike chickenpox which normally fully settles, shingles may result in persisting post-herpetic neuralgia pain.

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