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how to tell the difference between flea bites chicken pox on a baby

A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Seely
30 years experience General Practice
NEEDS to be seen: It's hard to tell by description--so he needs to be seen to get a diagnosis. Chicken pox seems least likely but 'hot bumps' is concerning for an infec ... Read More

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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
Very different: Flea bites are usually small red dots or bumps, especially around the ankles (near the carpet). The lesions of chickenpox start as blisters on top of ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Confusing question: Infants born to mothers who had cpx before pregnancy will have some transient maternal immunity to cpx transferred via placenta. This is somewhat prot ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: A baby can be born infected with the chickenpox if the mother has them in labor.The baby went through the early stages of the disease along with the m ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Diabo
21 years experience Pediatrics
Rash, fever: Chicken pox in a baby will start as a rash just as it would in older children. The rash often starts out on the abdomen, and is papulopustular in app ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Ho answered
13 years experience Infectious Disease
Not true: Not all babies get chicken pox, especially lately. Due to the advent of the varicella vaccine, fewer kids ever get active chickenpox.
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: If the mother develops chickenpox in in the final week of pregnancy or labor, the infant can be born with chickenpox and may suffer a fatal outcome.(t ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Unlikely to happen: The spread of cpx occurs through airborne droplets & direct contact with infectious material. The uninfected parent cannot spread the virus through th ... Read More
A 5-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brad Goldenberg
35 years experience Pediatrics
Watch, wait: Incubation for infants and children is long- 21-28 days, but once past 3-6 months of age, infants lose any antibody protection mother may give from h ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
? passive ?: The passive immunity a baby receives is in the form of IGG passed through the placenta prior to birth. This probably lasts about 3 months. The secreto ... Read More
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