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A 38-year-old member asked:

Case of chickenpox at my son's daycare 4 wks, dr didn't no n said bumps all over son was from a virus not pox, there very itchy, and still getting more, concern?

3 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Cindy Juster
Pediatrics 37 years experience
It depends.: It depends on your son's age & whether your son was vaccinated against chickenpox.I hope your son already had both doses of the chicken pox vaccine & will never have to go through the misery of that infection.The vaccine has been available since 1995 in the US, and longer in other countries;it's very effective. Ask his doctor if he's at risk.
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Question unclear: If your child is getting bumps over a 4 week period i doubt that chickenpox is the present issue. Emergence of new blisters more than 7 days from the first would be rare, after 10 days i'd want to look into other issues. If it were CP initially, a variety of germs can cause a secondary infection like strep or staph.You may want to review these findings with your dr.
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Chicken pox...: ...Is very unlikely in an immunized child, and the only way it could last for 4 weeks is with an immune deficiency. Impetigo (a bacterial infection), bedbugs, or scabies are much more likely if new itchy lesions appear for a month.
Last updated Dec 8, 2014


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