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differential dx of chicken pox and measles ?

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Dr. Deborah Ungerleider
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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Dr. Glynis Ablon
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These are : completely different viruses and we now have vaccines to prevent both! I recommend getting both
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Dr. Jessica Khan
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Yes: Unfortunately. These are caused by 2 different viruses that can be acquired by the same means - respiratory spread, or someone sick breathed on you a ... Read More
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Dr. Stanley Lightfoot
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Short time: 7-10 days is the magic number for most viral infections and if the person is healthy before that is the time frame for them.
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