Symptoms and Prevention of Monkeypox or Monkeypox
At the time of declining cases COVID-19, the world is again faced with another health problem, namely Monkeypox or monkeypox. This disease began to spread in different parts of the world, from Europe to America.
In Indonesia, the first case of monkeypox was detected on August 19, 2022. The first case was experienced by a 27-year-old male patient from DKI Jakarta.
Actually, what? yeah monkeypox or monkeypox which one? We will discuss one by one.
What is Monkey Pox?
Monkeypox or monkeypox is a virus similar to chicken pox. In general, monkeypox it looks like a pimple or blistered lump, accompanied by many symptoms, such as fever, flu, headache, bone pain and others.
Reported by cdc.govmonkey pox or monkeypox will appear on the genital area, such as the genitals or the anus. However, the lumps can appear in other areas of the body, from the hands, feet, face, chest, and even mouth.
Later, this virus goes through several stages. First, it takes the form of a blister-like lump that feels itchy or painful, then bursts and becomes infected.
Over time, the broken skin scars will dry into a crust and may heal on their own as treatment progresses.
There are many things that can cause a person to be infected with monkeypox or monkeypox, namely:
- International travel
- Contact with an animal or an infected person for more than 4 hours
- Contact with objects that have been exposed to monkey pox fluid
- Animal import activity
Infection can also occur if a person touches an object that is exposed to the fluid from the monkeypox bumps. This disease tends to have a high risk of transmission, so we need to maintain strict health protocols when traveling.
What are the symptoms of Monkeypox or Monkeypox?
Monkeypox has symptoms that are quite similar to chicken pox, namely the appearance of blisters that are painful or itchy, and can break into crusts. However, monkeypox is also accompanied by other symptoms.
Some of the symptoms that can be experienced by monkeypox patients are as follows.
- skin rash
- Lumps filled with water or pus on the body
- Muscle and bone pain
- Swollen lymph nodes
- Sore throat
- Flu and cough
The sufferer may experience all the symptoms at once or only some of them.
Also, the patient may have a fever before the rash or blisters appear. However, there are also some cases that experience the opposite, that is, the rash appears first and then accompanied by other symptoms.
Monkeypox has an incubation period ranging from 5-21 days after the victim is exposed. In addition, other symptoms of monkeypox can last for 2-4 weeks, depending on the patient’s immune system.
How to prevent Monkeypox disease?
Of course, we all want to avoid all kinds of diseases, including this monkey pox, right? Well, for that, there are some preventive steps that we can apply.
Here’s how to prevent monkeypox that you need to pay attention to, as reported by cdc.gov.
- Cook the meat until it is perfect
- Avoid close contact with people who have a rash, such as Monkeypox.
- Separate monkeypox patients from healthy people.
- Avoid touching objects that have been exposed to monkey pox patients.
- Wash your hands regularly with soap and running water.
- Get smallpox vaccinations, such as the ACAM2000 and Jynneos vaccines.
How to treat Monkeypox disease
Even if you have maintained strict health protocols, diseases can still come your way. However, monkeypox can be cured if treated properly.
If you start to feel the symptoms of monkeypox, you need to isolate yourself from healthy people, separating in a different room.
You should also drink more water and get enough rest. Avoid interactions with other people until your rash and scabs are completely healed.
Reported by cdc.gov, there is no specific treatment for monkeypox or monkeypox. However, patients can use special antiviral drugs for smallpox, such as tecovirimat (TPOXX).
Monkeypox or monkeypox It takes 2-4 weeks for the patient to fully recover and be able to meet other people. The most important thing was that the scabs on his body were dry and there was no more chicken pox liquid.
Well, also make sure you always maintain your health by consuming vitamins and nutritious foods. You can also regularly do independent health checks at home to ensure the condition of your body.
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