After Covid 19, Monkeypox is becoming a global epidemic and people are scared about it. Africa and Western countries are in the grip of it and so far more than 41 thousand cases have been registered in 94 countries while 12 people have lost their lives due to monkeypox.
People are afraid of this rapid spread of monkeypox and are looking for symptoms and treatment to prevent it, although there is no need to panic because there is a vaccine available to prevent it, still caution is necessary.
This article is about the symptoms of monkeypox and more importantly, its treatment, so don’t skip and read it completely.
Symptoms of Monkeypox
If you are unfortunately infected with monkeypox then you need to consider its symptoms. Some people infected with this virus show mild symptoms while others may show more severe symptoms and require more care in a health facility. People at higher risk of severe illness or complications include people who are pregnant, children, and people with compromised immune systems.
It takes 5 to 21 days for the first symptoms to appear after being infected with monkeypox. Early symptoms include fever, bloating, muscle aches, headache, fatigue, chills, low energy, swollen lymph nodes, and back pain.
As the fever subsides, rashes can form on the body, especially on the face before appearing on the hands and feet, and then spread to other parts of the body. The rashes are more similar to chickenpox and they become grains that later become painful. Blisters can also cause sores on the body.
It begins as small flat spots, before forming into small lumps that are first filled with clear liquid and then yellow liquid, which later bursts and becomes itchy. Three-quarters of those infected have sores on the palms and soles, more than two-thirds in the mouth, one-third in the penis, and one in five in the eyes.
In every part of the affected body, the lesions develop in a single stage. There may be a few lesions or several thousand, sometimes merging to form larger lesions. The infected person may be ill for two to four weeks, after healing, they may leave yellow marks before turning black.
Treatment for Monkeypox
There is no specific vaccine for monkeypox but the smallpox vaccine is being used to fight the virus. Experiments have shown that the smallpox vaccine is 85% effective because both viruses are from the same family and many Countries are buying large quantities of vaccines.
The UK has purchased several doses of the smallpox vaccine, but it is not yet clear how many doses can be given to an infected person. It is also said that antiviral drugs can also help. The WHO says new vaccines have been developed, one of which has been approved to prevent monkeypox.
SIGA Tecovirimat is a vaccine that is commonly sold under the Tpoxx brand and is useful for Small Pox, Cowpox, and Monkeypox because there are so many similarities between these viruses, but this is not yet widely available. It is also said that most people with monkeypox recover completely within 2 to 4 weeks without medical treatment and vaccination.
Although there is some form of monkeypox vaccine available, we still need to take steps to protect against it and prevent its spread. People should spread awareness to prevent further spread of this disease to prevent further damage.
These are the treatments and symptoms of monkeypox. The rapid spread of monkeypox is not without danger and we need to be most careful and aware at this time, must share this important information with your friends and family.
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