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Beginning Signs Of Chickenpox
Chickenpox is an illness caused by a virus known as varicella zoster. The first time someone is infected with this virus, usually in childhood, he or she will develop an itchy rash consisting of vesicles or fluid filled, reddened blisters. Chickenpox is highly contagious and spread via infected individuals. We now have an effective ...Read more
RASH, FEVER COUGH: A red, itchy rash, initially resembling insect bites, on your face, scalp, chest and back small, liquid-filled blisters that break open and crust over fever abdominal pain or loss of appetite mild headache general feeling of unease and discomfort (malaise) or irritability a dry cough headache. ...Read more
My chickenpox bumps start to turn black and look kind of dry, is that a sign of healing or infection?
Healing: As long as the surrounding area looks normal. ...Read more
My 18 month old was playing with a boy one day before he showed spots from chickenpox. How long before we would see signs? She's had 1st vaccination.
Earlier i noticed the red spot on my leg and on my neck. Is this a sign of the chickenpox, what to do?
2 red spots on your: Body probably isn't 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. ...Read more
See below:: Becoming infected with chickenpox is much more dangerous to your health than receiving the vaccine to protect you. Like any medicine, the vaccine can cause side effects, but the risk of serious side effects is extremely low. Signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat. Call your doctor to discuss this more if needed. ...Read more
14month old exposed to chickenpox at creche.No chickenpox vaccine.Is this dangerous?No sign of being sick yet.What symptoms should I watch out for?
Chickenpox: The incubation time for chickenpox is 14-21 days from exposure, so you may not have seen symptoms yet if that time has not passed. Usually the child starts out with a very low grade fever and is slightly fussy, then within the next 24 hours develops the classic chickenpox rash. The rash starts out as tiny red spots that quickly enlarge over about 1 day, then develop vesicles and finally scab over. ...Read more
What are signs of secondary skin bacterial infection in chickenpox.I have 3 spots that oozed w/ transparent yellow/gold fluid.Are they infected?
I have chickenpox from the last two days. Big blisters on my back. My doctor has given me Ocuvir 800 DT, Cefpodoxime 200 and Beplex. No sign of help.
Return To Doctor NOW: Ocuvir (Acyclovir), antiviral drug used for those at risk to develop severe chickenpox (over 12 yrs of age, certain underlying disorders, & more); can shorten duration of symptoms & development of nerve pain. Patients usually note slight to moderate symptom relief. Adults have high risk of severe illness; some may require Immune Globulin. Return to your doctor NOW for recheck & prompt intervention ...Read more
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