Chiken pox

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Hello everyone, today I will talk about a common illness among kids, particularly those under age 12. The disease I’m talking about is Chickenpox.
Well, to start I will like to introduce mypresentation by telling you what this disease is about. Second, I will talk about its symptoms. Third, I will answer if its contagiousness. After, I will tell its diagnosis and its possible treatments andfinally, I will summarize my presentation.
Well, basically, Chickenpox is a highly contagious illness caused by primary infection with varicella zoster virus. It is an airborne disease spread easilythrough coughing or sneezing of ill people or through direct contact with secretions from the rash. It takes from 10 to 21 days after contact with an infected person for someone to develop chickenpox.Know lets continue with its symptoms. Well, as we all know, Chickenpox causes a red, itchy skin rash that usually appears first on the abdomen or back and face, and then spreads to almosteverywhere else on the body, including the mouth, nose, ears, and genitals. Some kids have fever, abdominal pain, sore throat, headache, or a vague sick feeling a day or 2 before the rash appears. Thesesymptoms may last for a few days.
Know lets answer if its contagiousness. Well, Chickenpox is contagious from about 2 days before the rash appears until all the blisters are crusted over. A child withchickenpox should be kept out of school until all blisters have dried, usually about 1 week. If you're unsure about whether your child is ready to return to school, ask your doctor. Chickenpox is verycontagious; most kids with a sibling who's been infected will get it as well. To help keep the virus from spreading, make sure your kids wash their hands frequently, particularly before eating and afterusing the bathroom. And keep a child with chickenpox away from his siblings as much as possible. People who haven't had chickenpox or the vaccine also can catch it from someone with shingles, but...
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