Everybody knows what the chicken pox are, they are when you get bumps all over your body. The cause of the chicken pox is the virus varicella. Males and females are both able to get the virus, but children ages five to six are the most likely to be infected. Like I said chicken pox is caused by the virus varicella.

Chicken pox is very contagious and unless you got it at birth one attack carries lifelong immunity. The chain infection is only present if a group of people come in contact with an infected person or anything the infected person has come in contact with. It is usually received in the cooler months of the year and goes away by itself in two to three weeks. The symptoms of chicken pox is a rash that appears after about three days. In order it starts at the trunk (the legs), spreads to the face, and then to the extremities. The infected person will get to temperatures of one hundred and two degrees Fahrenheit and that will last throughout the breakout.

The rash is quite itchy and becomes dry, crusted, and falls off in a week. More bumps will come about every three days. Scars will be present if they get infected, badly scratched or removed. A physician is not usually not needed to make a diagnosis but after the symptoms appear it is still best to make sure it is the chicken pox and not something much worse.

The physician can easily make a diagnosis by checking the basic symptoms. Chicken pox is controlled by keeping the infected person and anything the infected person has come in contact with away from any people who have never become infected. There is not really a treatment, just medicine so that the rash does not itch. The disease blows over by itself. The disease cannot really be prevented because almost everybody gets it. The only precautions a person can take is to stay out of contact with people that are currently infected and anything they have in contact with.

The outcome is usually that the rash and fever go away and the person will come back to normal. Unless the person got the disease when they were newborn they will never get the disease again. If they scratched the scabs or they let them get infected then there will be scars. Besides that the person will be fine.