It is a highly contagious and acute ailment that affects children between the age of 1-10 years. Quite often it is mistaken for measles due to its apparent, though not actual, resemblance to measles. It is caused by a virus and, at the onset stage, there is pain and aching in legs and back with some feveresh tendency, chill, whereafter small red papules appear on the skin, particularly on chest and back. The eruptions may appear on the forehead also. The red pimples get filled up with clear liquid and are called 'Vesicles' which either dry up, shrivel or suppurate after 2-3 days, when drown crusts appear thereon. The patient should not be allowed to scratch the vesicles otherwise fluid might engulf and infect the surrounding unaffected areas.
Causes and Symptoms
It is caused by a virus. Some of the symptoms are
The vesicles filled with a clear liquid but after few days they either shrivel up with a brown crust appearing on them. The eruptions last several days.
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