The emergence of chickenpox can start with symptoms such as mild nausea, headaches, drowsiness and sometimes fever or inflammation of the throat. Small red spots on the skin quickly develop turning into vesicles that contain a clear fluid. Often the spots first appears on the torso after which they usually spread to the head and neck.
Chickenpox can spread all over the body appearing on the scalp, inside the mouth and on the eyelids and genitals. In children who have skin disorders such as eczema, the number of chickenpox is often higher. Characteristic of chickenpox is that the vesicles itch violently.
It is important not to scratch in order to prevent severe inflammation and scarring.