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How Long Does It Take For Chicken Pox To Blister
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
I'm on day 4 of chicken pox, I have some cloudy bumps, some scanned, and some red bumps with no blister, how long will i continue to get bumps?
Eruption period: The usuall pattern of cpx includes eruption for up to 6 daya and a contagious perion until the last blister drys.This is generally 7 days from the first blister. It takes another week or two for most of the blister sites to fade to any noticable degree. ...Read more
Natural progression: The lesions of cpx go through a natural progression from tiny blister to larger blister to pop & crust, all within a single day. The material within the blister contains infectious virus initially but it will eventually dry out & the virus will die. A person is considered contagious until their last blister has popped and dried out. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
May not be CPx: The chickenpox is one infection that is marked well by it's characteristic rash. It forms from a small pimple like bump, enlarges, blisters and begins to scab over in less than a day. The average kid has 200+ spots, but some have few and may go un-noticed. If the process you think is cpx does not blister, i would consider other diagnosis from the many rash producing agents.Blood tests could confirm. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possibly: Most of the average 200 spots of a chickenpox breakout will leave no scars. They occur in the top layer of the skin so little disruption occurs for most.However, a contamination of the initial blister with other germs like staph or strep & scratching by the patient can sometimes aggravate some if the spots & leave scars. ...Read more
Maybe,maybe not: Chickenpox tends to come out in crops of new blisters every few hours for 4-6 days. They change through stages from the initial bump, to blister, to open & drain, all within 24hrs. The average kid gets about 200 spots.There are many blistering processes & an office visit can decide what your baby has for sure. ...Read more
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