3. Body Aches
Before the tell-tale rash of chickenpox emerges, a person will experience muscle aches and pains. These can signal that there is a disease at hand and symptoms should be noted, even at this stage of the disease’s development. Medical articles identify the aches as one of the many flu-like symptoms of chickenpox, among others, such as fever, swollen glands, and nausea.
Some experts say that many children experience nausea and stomach pains a few days before getting the tell-tale rash. The reason for such tummy aches is something as simple as the body attempting to fight off the threatening disease. Such reactions from the immune system cause stomach upsets. To assist the body in fighting the disease, it is important to drink plenty of fluids. Fluid loss from loss of appetite, fever, and loose stools can cause dehydration to occur. Aches and pains can be eased with a mild over-the-counter painkiller.