Chickenpox: Symptoms, How it Spreads, Interesting Facts, MonkeyPox vs ChickenPox image

Chickenpox: Symptoms, How It Spreads, Interesting Facts, Monkeypox Vs Chickenpox

Chickenpox is a highly contagious disease, and it is caused by the VZV (Varicella-Zoster Virus). It can cause an itchy rash. The rash will to first appear on the chest, back & face, then spread over the entire body, causing 250 and 500 itchy blisters.

It is highly infectious to those who haven't been vaccinated against it or the disease.

A vaccine can prevent Chickenpox.

Interesting Facts about Chickenpox 

  • A rare disease, with Fewer than 1 Million Cases in a year
  • Preventable by Vaccines
  • Self-treatable
  • Self Diagonosible
  • Lab tests or imaging are rarely required
  • It is short-term and resolves within days to weeks.

What are the three main Symptoms of Chickenpox?

  1. Fever
  2. Headache
  3. Loss of appetite
  4. Tiredness

How it spreads

  • Coughs or Sneeze s (By airborne respiratory droplets)
  • Handshakes or Hugs (By skin-to-skin contact)
  • By Saliva (Kissing or shared drinks)
  • By touching a contaminated surface
  • Mother to the baby by pregnancy, labor, or nursing

Chickenpox vs. Monkeypox: The difference between the two

The main clinical diagnostic problem is the differentiation of human Monkeypox from Chickenpox

Fever may be a common symptom, but the time of occurrence may differ.

Monkeypox and Chickenpox may cause mild illnesses, and the disease might get cured over time with the proper treatment.

Common Symptoms include 

  1. fever
  2. headache
  3. muscle aches
  4. backache
  5. chills
  6. exhaustion

Monkeypox and Chickenpox's onset time may differ. 

The difference in the incubation period

The incubation period can go from 7 - 14 days in Chickenpox can take 16 days to appear.

The critical difference is in Symptoms.

While most initial Monkeypox is similar to Chickenpox, The difference is swollen lymph nodes, which do not occur with Chickenpox.

Swollen lymph nodes usually occur due to infection from Viruses or bacteria. Generally, the lymph glands play a Vital role in fighting off infections. 

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    • Bob
    • On Aug. 27, 2022 at 4:17 a.m.

    Very good article. Thanks for the great info.

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