A 36-year-old member asked:
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can chickenpox start out on the area near navel of a child?

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Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Possible: The rash usually starts on the trunk and spreads to head (face and scalp). It begins with crops of red bumps which rapidly become little fluid-filled blisters which do not have an indentation in the center. Children usually first have fever, malaise, and loss of appetite about a day before the rash begins. The rash continues in new crops of lesions for 3-4 days. They itch and may be in mouth.
Answered on Oct 3, 2016
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Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
35 years experience Pediatrics
The first...: ...Lesion can be anywhere, but if there are more than 3 lesions and they are all clustered together, chickenpox would not be my first choice.
Answered on Jul 28, 2015

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