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rashes like chicken pox

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Dr. Michael Sparacino
37 years experience Family Medicine
See your doctor: This is one of those problems where a visit to your doctor is necessary to figure out what's going on. Only after a thorough evaluation, including examination and possibly labs and other tests, can your doctor correctly diagnose you and treat you effectively.
Answered on May 3, 2018
Dr. Larry Lutwick
49 years experience Infectious Disease
The scattered rash: Of chickenpox with lesions in all stages of development concentrated on face and torso are quite characteristic but confusion can occur sometimes with rickettsial pox, pseudomonas folliculitis and used to also be an issue with smallpox.
Answered on Oct 3, 2016

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Dr. Martin Fried
36 years experience General Practice
CALAMINE LOTION: Calamine lotion can be placed over the rash to relieve the itching and oatmeal (aveno) baths might also help to soothe the itching.
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Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
50 years experience Pediatrics
See the picture: Chicken pox starts on face, scalp, or trunk as papules (raised bump) and vesicles (small blister). In full-blown case, papules, vesicles and pustules ... Read More
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Dr. Dean Giannone
25 years experience Internal Medicine
Shingles?: If it looks like chicken pox but it’s only in one area, it could be shingles. I’d have the Pediatrician or a Dermatologist take a look, though, as it ... Read More
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Dr. James Ferguson
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Hard to answer: This is the public information site with HT. We have no ability to review pictures, x-rays or lab anyone loads into the system. The vague description ... Read More
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