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Rashes like chicken pox

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Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 38 years experience
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.
Dr. Larry Lutwick
Infectious Disease 50 years experience
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.

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A 35-year-old member asked:

Where does rashes for chicken pox start?

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Dr. Colton Bradshaw
Specializes in Pediatrics
Face or scalp...: The pox lesions of chicken pox may arise anywhere on the body; however, typically most parents are first alerted to this viral infection when spotting the lesions on their child's face or scalp. Since this area is unclothed, it allows a greater likelihood for discovery; these also have the most generous blood supply, thereby increasing the viral load in these areas. Clothed areas may have pox, too.
A 20-year-old female asked:

In chicken pox how long does the rashes come?

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Dr. Javad Deganian
Specializes in Pediatrics
For about a week: The rashes are from the different stages it may last for 2 weeks. Sarts with a red spot and then blister and scab.
A 46-year-old member asked:

How can it feel like to have chicken pox?

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Dr. Ecaterina Sartina
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Sick: You feel itchiness when the new vesicles are evolving; pain, when they ruptured, febrile and sick overall from the virus.
A member asked:

What does chicken pox look like?

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Dr. Scott Katz
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Bumps, blisters: Chicken pox typically starts as small red bumps which then turn into small, fluid filled blisters (vesicles) and then crust over. Typically new crops of bumps show up as the older ones are crusting. Children are contagious until all the spots have crusted.
Last updated May 3, 2018


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