2. Flu like symptoms
Individuals infected with the chicken pox virus may experience flu like symptoms such as mild fever, muscle aches, swollen glands and in some cases nausea. These symptoms are usually experienced in the few days before the rash breaks out. Often mistaken as a flu or virus, the symptoms will lead to the distinctive chicken pox rash breaking out in about 4 or 5 days’ time.
These uncomfortable symptoms can cause much distress in otherwise healthy children. It is likely that children infected with the chicken pox virus will behave irritably, appear cranky and short tempered and not like themselves when experiencing these flu like symptoms.