18) Bleeding problems
Bleeding problems can also occur in patients with chickenpox. This complication is more common among adults. Immunosuppressed patients and pregnant women can suffer from various coagulopathies that may result in bleeding problems. Researchers have reported various cases of visceral bleeding and skin lesions. Thrombocytopenia and a decrease in platelet count are also reported in certain cases of chickenpox infection. Blood cells can also appear in your urine as well. Contact your doctor immediately if you observe any unexplained bleeding.
Chickenpox is a viral infection caused by Varicella-zoster virus. It is more common among children, but adults have a high risk of suffering from various life-threatening complications of the disease. Infections begin with the erythematous rash after 10-21 days of incubation period. Later, fluid-filled blister form on the rash giving dewdrop appearance to the lesion. Finally, scab formation takes place at the site of the lesion.
The infection spreads through sneezing, coughing and close contact with the blisters. Other warning symptoms of the disease are itchiness, fever, stiff neck, shortness of breath, sepsis, dehydration, irritability, bleeding problems, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, mouth soreness, headache, loss of appetite, keratitis, muscle, and joint pain. The immunosuppressed, pregnant women, and unvaccinated people are more prone to be affected by the infection and its complications. Vaccination is the best way to prevent the infection in children and adults. It is advised to contact the doctor immediately after observing any of the warning symptoms. Drinking plenty of fluids and symptomatic treatment can speed up the recovery process of the patient.