When you feel feverish or cold and notice reddish spots on your face, it is not the game of connecting dots, that’s chicken pox. It is a highly contagious disease caused by the varicella virus. Although chickenpox starts with fever and itching it is possible to get chicken pox not itchy no fever. Chickenpox surely does cause itching.
Why? After the red spot start appearing on the body, they get filled up with a clear liquid. These blisters filled with liquid are called vesicles which releases a chemical into your skin that activates the nerve to cause itching. Such nerves on the top layer of the skin inform the brain when it itches. These nerves also get activated when a mosquito bite the skin. When the message reaches the brain it tempts you to scratch the itch.
How Long Does Chicken Pox Itching Last
While suffering from the disease, you may feel that itching will never stop, but don’t worry it only last for 3 to 4 days. You’ll start feeling better after some time. After a week or so, the blisters will turn into scabs and it won’t be as itchy as it was. But in the meantime try your best to not to scratch. We know it is tempting but scratching can spread germs on your body that can many other skin infections. Cut your nails short so that scratching won’t hurt you.
Chicken Pox Itching Stage
Itching is the stage in chicken pox that starts after rashes appear. It lasts for three to four days. Scratching the itchy rashes can cause various skin problems.
Chicken Pox Itching Home Remedy
- Apply calamine lotion
- Bathe in oatmeal.
- Have sugar-free popsicles
- Baking soda bath
- Take pain relievers
- Drink mint water
How To Stop Chicken Pox Itching At Night
- Take anti-allergic medicine
- Sleep in a cool environment.
- Take a bath before going to sleep.
- Keep your self-hydrated