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Can chickenpox start out on the area near navel of a child?

Can chickenpox start out on the area near navel of a child?

The first...: ...Lesion can be anywhere, but if there are more than 3 lesions and they are all clustered together, chickenpox would not be my first choice. ...Read more

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Dr. James Ferguson
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Chickenpox (Definition)

Caused by the varicella-zoster virus, chicken pox results in a blister rash that starts on the stomach, back, and face and spreads throughout the entire body. These small itchy blisters eventually scab over. Associated symptoms include itching, fatigue, malaise, and a fever. The most effective method to prevent spreading of the varicella virus is ...Read more


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I am immune to chickenpox and rebella.Does that mean i had them as a child?

I am immune to chickenpox and rebella.Does that mean i had them as a child?

Yes or the vaccines: You can acquire the antibodies needed to turn this test positive by having the illness or receiving the vaccines.The test does not distinguish between the two. ...Read more

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How long do chickenpox take to come out if you have played with a child who has it?

How long do chickenpox take to come out if you have played with a child who has it?

10-20 days: If exposed to chicken pox (varicella), an unimmunized person may develop a rash in 10-20 days. The rash usually starts on the body or face and resemble a red spot, turns into a blister, then scabs over in a few days. The person is no longer contagious once all the blisters have scabbed. The illness usually lasts 7-10 days. Get a chicken pox shot if you have not had the illness. ...Read more

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Might it happen that a person catch chickenpox from a child who has just been vaccinated?

No: However you can catch t from a vaccinated person if they break out with a mild case of chickenpox 10-14 days after they receive the vaccine. ...Read more

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Mild chickenpox at age 5, much worse case again at 16. Now age 40. Am i immune, or can I catch it a 3rd time, from my child?

Mild chickenpox at age 5, much worse case again at 16. Now age 40. Am i immune, or can I catch it a 3rd time, from my child?

Doubt it: You were likely mis-labeled with one of your rash illnesses as a kid. Several enteroviruses produce pox like blisters and mothers were often asked not to bring these kids to the doc where they might infect other kids.Cpx produces lifelong immunity to all but the few with immune problems that would have effected your life by now. ...Read more

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I had chickenpox as a child but when tested I was told I am still not immune and can get it again. Why did I not become immune like everyone else?

I had chickenpox as a child but when tested I was told I am still not immune and can get it again. Why did I not become immune like everyone else?

Immunity can fade: For most immunity is permanent in the majority of people given varicella (chickenpox) vaccine. There are exceptions and immunity can fade even in healthy people. Vaccine should be re-administered if you do not show evidence of immunity (two doses of vaccine separated by at least 4 weeks). Unlikely immune deficiency if otherwise well. Recheck titers 4-8 weeks post-vaccination to gauge response. ...Read more

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I'm a medical student and I was exposed to a child who has chickenpox, there was no direct contact between us and he didnt cough, what shall I do ??

See my previous: answer to you. In addition to that information, since I didn't know you were a medical student: you may want to get tested to see if you are immune, even if you didn't actually have chickenpox. You may also want to get a vaccine if you are not immune. ...Read more

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Can I get chickenpox if I was given the vaccine as a child?

Can I get chickenpox if I was given the vaccine as a child?

Yes: A single dose in childhood protects about 85% of recipients while 2 doses at least a month apart brings it up to >95%. Rarely, one could still get it but the partial protection provided by the vaccine series (2) would decrease the risks of a hard case marked by chickenpox pneumonia or other major complications. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get chickenpox again after getting it as a child?

Is it possible to get chickenpox again after getting it as a child?

Unlikely to happen: There are rare cases that reflect poor immune response to the first or any varicella infection in a handful of people. There are also reports suggesting a kid with chickenpox as an infant <1yr, might get again later. In normal people, the illness confers lifelong immunity. Some who were labeled cpx in the past had a different blister producing illness that was mislabeled. ...Read more