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Chicken Pox On Face Only
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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Doubt it: Cpx is a rash that generally starts around the neck and face before spreading elsewhere.The pox starts as a small bump that quickly becomes a blister about 2X the size of a BB shot ,ruptures and begins to dry all in the space of 12 hrs.They come up in waves of half a dozen or more.Your description does not bear any resemblance to this. ...Read more
Husband has itchy rash(blister)looking on hands, feet, face&and some on torso.One day fever only, already had chickenpox.?
Chickenpox: A "blistering" rash in that many areas in an adult is most likely to be chickenpox. The leans will be the size of a kitchen match on a pale pink base surmounted by clear blister with an indentation (umbilication) at the top. The blisters turn cloudy and then collapse into scabbed lesions. A past history of chickenpox is not always accurate. I recommend a dr. Confirm the diagnosis promptly ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Damage by infection: The lesions associated with chicken pox do itch, and scratching per se does not cause scarring, but can lead to superficial infection brought to the skin by baby's fingernails (from nose and mouth, which are chock-full of bacteria). The lesions that become bacteria-contaminated often have deeper skin damage, and that is what leads to the scarring-it's all about depth of injury, just like burns! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Rash: Although most childhood rashes are not serious, any rash that causes pain could be concerning. Chicken pox is not known to cause pain. Nor does it typically localize to one area of the body. However, shingles, which is caused by the same virus as chicken pox, can do these things. An examination by your doctor is warranted so the appropriate course of treatment can be started. ...Read more
Face or scalp...: The pox lesions of chicken pox may arise anywhere on the body; however, typically most parents are first alerted to this viral infection when spotting the lesions on their child's face or scalp. Since this area is unclothed, it allows a greater likelihood for discovery; these also have the most generous blood supply, thereby increasing the viral load in these areas. Clothed areas may have pox, too. ...Read more
Red speckled rash only on arms and legs. Not itchy or painful. Looks exactly like chicken pox, however, I've already had pox as a child.
My sister daughter hasn't had chicken pox yet! she is so far ten and has some itchy spots on her legs and shoulders once! does it count as chicken pox?
Maybe,maybe not: The average cpx case has >200 spots that come out in waves over a 6-7 day period.They often start around the neck but soon end up anywhere. Some have oral and genital lesions. The lesions go from small to larger ruptured blister in less than a day. There are other agents that cause blistering lesions, so only a look by someone knowledgeable about the illness would be sure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
2 yr old developed a few small facial bumps on face 1 wk ago- yesterday bumps spread to hands and legs, can he have chicken pox if he's vaccinated?
Bumps: The chicken pox vaccine isn't 100% effective so it is possible to get chicken pox even if you have been vaccinated. If it is taking a week for the bumps to spread it is unlikely that this is chicken pox. Here's a link to some good information about chicken pox: http://www.Cdc.Gov/chickenpox/about/overview.Html. ...Read more
Make take longer: Crater scarring is common in chickenpox. Filling, mechanical dermabrasion (planning), or surgical removal/suturing are most common treatments. All scarring is permanent, but these help reduce visual noticeability. In black and asia pigmented skins, excess pigment is common, and usually fades over many months or couple of years. ...Read more
Possibly: Introduced in the late 70's in Japan, the current CPx vaccine was not adopted in the us until the 90's. There are good data that one dose removes the risk of death with cpx, but likely only 85% get protective immunity from 1 dose, with that improving to >95% after 2 doses given at least a month apart. Time will tell if future boosters are needed but with 30+ years of worldwide data it looks good ...Read more
What other infections cause rashes on skin and red bumps in face besides chicken pox. My son is 4?
Yes and no: A small percentage of vaccine recipients can and do break out a week or more after varicella vaccination.This is not the wild chickenpox but a manifestation of the weakened vaccine virus. Most have fewer than a dozen lesions, compared with an average 200-250 with wild chickenpox. Such an event does provide longlasting protection from the wild chickenpox. ...Read more
Daughter has tan bumps on face. Had molluscums yrs ago- this is different. No itching, but spread from forehead to cheek, upper lip, few on inner arm.
Tan bumps: You child may have a condition known as melasma, but check, with your dermatologist. ...Read more
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