Chicken pox is one of the most contagious diseases that are common among children and infants. Rashes appear on the body a couple of days after the child is infected. It is caused by Varicella-Zoster virus of the herpes family. It takes about 10-20 days to heal. The risk of the infection increases during monsoon and winter season. Here are some of the early signs of chickenpox in babies.
Chickenpox is a highly contagious disease therefore if your child has been in touch with infected person chances of infection increases. In case of a healthy baby, chicken pox does not create any complications. However, in some cases, chickenpox may also result in skin infection or pneumonia. Therefore, it is advisable to see a doctor as soon as early signs of chickenpox begin to appear.
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