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A 40-year-old male asked:

my chid has a very bad rash on his face and body the doctor said its chicken pox but we do not believe this is true can you help please?

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Dr. Bruce Martin
Pediatrics 21 years experience
Not able to tell: We need to see a rash to be able have a chance at diagnosis. If you do not believe your physician, get a second opinion.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Chicken Pox?: A rash from Chickenpox often occurs first on trunk (chest/back) & then moves to face & then extremities. The rash becomes blisters that itch. Blisters usually have all transformed into scabs in about a week. There are usually around 100 to 300 lesions (more on adults than small children). The rash could spread to mouth, eyelids & genitalia. A second opinion can be obtained if you desire.

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Last updated Oct 24, 2018

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