A 20-year-old male asked:
differential dx of chicken pox and measles ?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Deborah Ungerleider answered
35 years experience Pediatrics
These 2 illnesses: both have rashes associated with them. However, the rashes look nothing alike. Chickenpox starts as red raised bumps, which then blister and then scab. The measles rash is flat red spots and slightly raised red spots, that sometimes are joined together, but not blistering. If you suspect that you or your child has either, you should contact your/their doctor to be examined.
Answered on Jul 12, 2015
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