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Chicken Pox Rash
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
This is my first day getting chicken pox rashes I have now on my back and tummy even I got vaccine 2 wks ago, should I take any medicine?
Reaction: This is likely a rash from the vaccine. Treat symptoms only, keep covered and avoid anyone who has not had chicken pox. All the best.
How does the chicken pox rash look like when it appears as I had shingles just worried about my son?
Dew drop: The classic description of a chickenpox blister is 'a dewdrop on a rose petal'. However, the appearance of a typical varicella lesion is no longer 'typical' due to increased vaccination rates and decreased incidence of natural, florid disease. The rash is now variable and sometimes difficult to identify, but typically looks like a small bump or scab on a pink or red base with mild itching.See 1 more doctor answer
Is there any medications or cream to reduce the swelling and redness of a chicken pox rash? Please help. Thanks
Timing is important: Any medication used has to be at the onset of the chicken pox rash, and clinical history will help your pcp determine if you can use it or not. Valtrex (valacyclovir) is the medicine associated with herpes, shingles, chicken pox. So, don't delay and you should go in an have your pcp examine your rash, and identify the source, and then s/he can over your treatment options.
Mild case: Small percentage of individuals who had received chicken pox vaccine experiences mild form of disease with much fewer bumps. Currently, 2 doses of chicken pox vaccine are recommended, typically at 12 months and at 4 years of age.See 1 more doctor answer
My son has what looks like a chicken pox rash. He also has a persistent cough, fever, earache. He has eczema spots look like cold sites on this?
Rash w fever: He may not have chicken pox but certainly some viral exam rheumatoid infection call his pediatricuan or go to er.
Unusual: Vesicular (blister-like) eruptions over the body without other lesions would be an extremely rare (if at all possible) allergic reaction to Amoxicillin (the active ingredient in himox). Overdoses of Amoxicillin would be exceptionally rare as well since this drug has few primary toxicities for humans. Chicken pox does not look like many other things.
My daughter seems to be below the weather alot, she keeps getting a chicken pox like rash on her side it seem to be giving us behaviour problems?
1yrold had fever then developed chicken pox like rash on arms legs and ears - ind. Bumps turned into blisters. 2yrold had fever and vomiting - no rash?
Fever: I recommend you see your pediatrician and discuss your children's symptoms. I wish you the very best with your two sick children.
How tell if my daughter (1) has chicken pox? She has rash spreadinfg from legs to arm mow back. She's not itching it though.
Go to your doctor: Without having her seen by a doctor, the cause of her spreading rash is uncertain. A clue to chicken pox is that lesions on the body are in different stages. For example, some lesions may be red bumps, while others may be pus bumps while others are starting to crust. If all her rash looks the same all over her body, unlikely chicken pox, but it's best to go to doctor as chickenpox is contagious.See 1 more doctor answer
11m old babyboy went India for vacation. Recently started having pink bumps in face and hand. Chicken pox or heat rash? No fever playing eating normally
Do I have a bed bug bite or chicken pox? I have red rashes with blister on top with clear fluid on one rash. No fever, had chicken pox 10yrs back.
Doubt cpx: You gain lifelong immunity to chickenpox with your first case. Your description is to vague for a specific label. We cannot view any pictures you might have uploaded on this public site.
I need to know if my child has chicken pox! Looks like a rash, but he states it isn't itching. Only on right side of back and lower legs below knee.
Not chicken pox: Wrong distribution for chicken pox. See your DR.See 1 more doctor answer
See your doctor: This is one of those problems where a visit to your doctor is necessary to figure out what's going on. Only after a thorough evaluation, including examination and possibly labs and other tests, can your doctor correctly diagnose you and treat you effectively.See 1 more doctor answer
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.
My 1 year-old was diagnosed w chicken pox. Its been >1mth now n new rashes r growing. Y? Shudnt it resolve in 3 wks? Can antihistamine b given for itch?
I'm concerned.: There are three possibilities. (1) it's not chicken pox. (2) it's chicken pox but your child's immune system isn't working correctly due to a congenital immune defect. (3) it was chicken pox (aka varicella) but there is a secondary infection. The most severe of these are caused by the same streptococcus ("strep") that causes sore throats. See your doctor.
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.
My hostel mates r suffering from chicken pox. I already had it twice 3 yrs ago. I have started having small red skin rashes. Not 3rd time pox right?
Very unlikely: It is very unlikely to get chicken pox for a third time. Sometimes, people think they had chicken pox but actually had some other rash. In those folks, they actually may not be immune to chicken pox, and may catch it during an outbreak. If getting a rash, one can check with a doctor to see what it might be.