Red skin spots and blisters with kids

Kids under the age of twelve usually get chickenpox. These are red skin stains with itchy blisters occurring all over the body. Why is your child infected, what are the symptoms en how can you help your child further by getting rid of this contagious condition? 



Almost everyone will get chickenpox during childhood. Up to fifty-nine percent of the children will get the condition before the age of twelve. Normally it is during the days when the child has lower resistance and most likely it will occur during the cold and stormy days. It gives red skin sports all over the young body and randomly scattered fluid-filled blisters. How many blisters the child gets is different per child. How can it be recognized and with what do you need to reckon with? 



At first the child will feel a cold resulting in sneezing and with sinuses filled up. Also a high temperature can occur combined with a sore throat, headache and runny eyes. Next to these typical feverish conditions there can also be red spots with blisters all over the body. It can occur in the hair, around the eyes or in the oral cavity. Your child will of course complain about the itchy feeling, but you must make clear that your child mustn't scratch it. The inner fluids are high contagious for others. Especially contact with pregnant woman needs to be prevented with all cost. Eventually the blisters will evaporate, after which crusts will remain. These will disappear after a week. If your child hasn't scratched it then normally there won’t be any scars left behind.


Infectious virus as a cause

The condition occurs when the child gets in contact with the chickenpox virus called Varicella. This is a virus related to the Herpes Simplex virus. It is transferred from human to human through liquids or moist. When we talk or cough the body will produce minuscule droplets in the air, which can be absorbed by the surrounding. Children and adults will inhale it resulting in infecting the body. It results in the highly contagious blisters. If you recognize these on the skin of your child you must wait until the fluids have dried up. This can talk up to ten days.


What can you do?

It is essential that your child doesn't scratch it open. It will generate additional blisters and can cause for others to get is as well. Keep the nails as short as possible and put on finger socks. The skin can be washed normally under a shower, but it needs to be done with care. It can happen that your child reacts levitated but this isn't a serious situation. Talk with the school if the child can get back when your child starts feeling better, or that it is wise to wait until the contagious situation has passed. This has to do with the situation that almost all the children on one school will get infected simultaneously, but some children might not have had it yet. 


Stay away

Special warning needs to be given concerning avoiding pregnant woman. If the pregnant woman gets infected in the first months it will have serious consequences for the unborn child. The virus will result in damaging the growth of the developing fetus. Next to this you need to keep away from babies and persons with lower resistance such as people undergoing chemo or radiation. 



The condition has to pass by itself as there is no effective way to treat it. To quickly reduce the possibility of infecting others the fluid within the blisters needs to disappear. You can reach that by administering zinc creme on the blister itself. Next to that it has a cooling effect reducing the itchy feeling.