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History Of Chickenpox
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
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. ...Read more
Exanthems: Here is a link with descriptions of the 5 viral exanthems of childhood: http://childrensnational.org/choose-childrens/conditions-and-treatments/skin-disorders/viral-exanthems-rashes?sc_lang=en ...Read more
Yes, if dx correct: Having chicken pox confers immunity, yes. The problem is that other rashes resemble chicken pox. Was the diagnosis was made by a dermatologist or pediatrician, or by somebody's aunt sadie? If it's important to know for sure, your doctor can order a varicella titer, which will tell you if you have antibodies to the virus in your blood. ...Read more
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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
Is it possible for a 13 year old teen to contract the herpes zoster virus with no history of the varicella virus?
Terminology issue?: Varicella Zoster Virus (VZV) is the virus that causes chicken pox in acute infection. After being exposed to VZV, the virus can become dormant and later appear as shingles, or herpes zoster. For one to have shingles (herpes zoster), they must have been infected with VZV previously. The acute infection (chicken pox) can be very mild, maybe unnoticed, especially if the person was vaccinated. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
A 21 year old with a history of alcohol and smoking abuse. What are the chances of developing esophageal cancer at this age ?
Is there a connection between previous exposure to epstein barr(moderate case of mono age 18) and subsequent development of auto immune problems?
Likely: Multiple sclerosis (ms) and systemic lupus erythematosus (sle) are both chronic autoimmune diseases with unknown etiology. To date, ebv is the most closely implicated infectious agent to be associated with both ms and sle. Epidemiological findings show a strong correlation between ebv infection and the risk of developing these diseases. http://www.futuremedicine.com/doi/abs/10.2217/fvl.12.136. ...Read more
Chicken pox shingles: There are at least 8 herpes viruses that all share a very similar genetic makeup. Varicella zoster is the chicken pox virus that affects children. It may remain dormant for years then reappear in the elderly or earlier if your immune system is compromised. Once reactivated it can cause "shingles." it is then referred to as herpes zoster. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had 1 episode of idiopathic mild acute pancreatitis at age 29. No family history of pancreatitis. Chance of hereditary pancreatitis high?
Schizophrenia: In general, odds are around 1%.Get a more detailed answer ›
Unvaccinated child with measles. What is the chance of a child dying or having severe complications from the measles?
FeveRashIrritability: Babies with chicken pox have Fever and rash on the body.The rash is vescicular and itchy and comes in crops,that is few new lesions every day for about 5 days.The rash becomes vescicular filled fluid and then dries up,scabs and scabs fall leaving some superficial scars.Patients also may have irritability,sore throat ,Rash can be in the mouth,eyes,etc.e ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is family history of significance in terms of developing kidney stones? I'm other words is there a congenital link?
Kidney stone: In some cases, family history is important in diagnosing and managing kidney stones. The etiology of kidney stone formation is multifactorial, a small percentage of which is familial. ...Read more