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How long would someone get new blisters with chicken pox?

How long would someone get new blisters with chicken pox?

Eruption period: Chickenpox tends to emerge in waves of new spots over a period of 2-5 days.The blister grows, pops & crusts usually within a single day. A person is considered contagious for 1-2 days before to 6 days after the emergence of the rash. ...Read more

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Chickenpox (Definition)

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

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I am on 12th day of chicken pox no more new blisters only 3 of them are in process of crusting can i drink cola and also eat nuts?

I am on 12th day of chicken pox no more new blisters only 3 of them are in process of crusting can i drink cola and also eat nuts?

Seems like..: Seems like you are getting better and you are at the tail end of your disease. Yes you can drink cola and eat nuts! ...Read more

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Treating Chickenpox (Checklist)

Apply cool moist towel to itchy areas as needed
hourly, while awake
Keep fingernails short
once
Avoid scratching by covering hands with mittens or socks
once
Use calamine lotion where needed for itching
once
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Gp says I have chicken pox but there are no blisters? I'm 22 had pox before as a child

Gp says I have chicken pox but there are no blisters? I'm 22 had pox before as a child

Varicella zoster: The virus that causes chicken pox is called varicella zoster. This virus can stay around in the ganglia near the spinal cord. The virus can irritate nerve to produce radiating pain. In addition, it can produce shingles. Some patients have elevated titers for the zoster virus even when not ill. There is a vaccine to protect against the spread of the virus - particularly if pregnant. ...Read more

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If someone has shingles how can they spread chicken pox do you need to touch the blisters or by airborne or be in the same room for more then 10 mins ?

If someone has shingles how can they spread chicken pox do you need to touch the blisters or by airborne or be in the same room for more then 10 mins ?

Contact: Each one of the blisters contain the chickenpox virus. Keeping it covered and careful hand washing should prevent passing on the virus. Avoid contact with high risk groups, the young unimmunized, the elderly and anyone else with difficulty fighting infection. It is not airborne. All the best. ...Read more

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Treating Chickenpox (Checklist)

Take an antihistamine to minimize itching/scratching
once
Stay well hydrated and nourished
once
Avoid aspirin for pain relief. Use tylenol or Motrin for pain relief
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My 2an a half year old has spots it isnt chicken pox they don't have blisters just red raised spots

Please see: Please see a dermatologist for diagnosis and treatment. This could be a lot of diseases. ...Read more

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Treating Chickenpox (Checklist)

Tylenol or Ibuprofen for fever
once
Bathe with tepid water and baking soda or Aveeno for itching
once
Try to avoid scratching. Older kids can take Benadryl
once
Call doctor if fever is high, not drinking fluids or acting more ill.
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Today is the 13th day of my chicken pox. All blisters have scabs and are dried. Can I drink coffee?

Today is the 13th day of my chicken pox. All blisters have scabs and are dried. Can I drink coffee?

Yes: I take it you had some mouth sores, which are always painful.These should tolerate your regular diet now with no problems. ...Read more

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Blistering (Definition)

Blistering is a bubble of skin filled with fluid. They can occur to excessive rubbing (as with a new pair of ...Read more

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