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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

Dr. James Ferguson
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Chickenpox (Definition)

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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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?

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

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When having chicken pox, should you not pop blisters?

When having chicken pox, should you not pop blisters?

Correct: You should not pop them an let them heal naturally, this could cause scarring if you do pop them. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean when blisters from chicken pox start to pop?

What exactly does it mean when blisters from chicken pox start to pop?

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

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My sons chicken pox seem to be fading away and are not blistering.. What does this mean?

My sons chicken pox seem to be fading away and are not blistering.. What does this mean?

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 more

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Is it actually true that blisters in chicken pox will create permanent scars?

Is it actually true that blisters in chicken pox will create permanent scars?

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

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What can I do if my baby has 3 blisters on her chest could it be chicken pox?

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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I have chicken pox and have blisters all over my body. Is it true that if I puncture the blisters they leave a permanent scar?

I have chicken pox and have blisters all over my body. Is it true that if I puncture the blisters they leave a permanent scar?

Chicken pox scars: Blisters represent a partial thickness limited injury to the skin that will heal in three weeks without scar, similar to a second degree burn. However, broken blisters may expose the deeper dermis to infection, dessication, or additional trauma that may cause full thickness injury and resultant scar that may be permanent. Best not to disturb pox blisters, and try to keep the broken ones clean. ...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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My son got chicken pox last Saturday they don't seem to be turning into blisters they seem all red. I have been told he can go back to school on 22may?

I would return to: The Doctor for reassessment. The diagnosis is in question if no blisters are forming. Additional tests can confirm whether it is chicken pox/variella or not. It may be another viral illness with rash; perhaps not even an infectious disease. With correct diagnosis school recommendations can be given. The general recommendation is return to school when all spots are scabbed but if no blisters/scabs? ...Read more

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My 2an a half year old has spots it isn't chicken pox they don't have blisters just red raised spots

My 2an a half year old has spots it isn't 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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Hi doc, I am suffering from chicken pox right now. And it's been 6 days but still d blisters are red and filled with fluids. What should I do..

Hi doc, I am suffering from chicken pox right now. And it's been 6 days but still d blisters are red and filled with fluids. What should I do..

Patience: I am sorry to hear you got varicella. What you describe sounds like the usual progression of the disease. At this point, these blisters must be in your extremities. Just keep good hygiene. Unfortunately, there is nothing you can do to speed up this process. Be patient and enjoy your time off as much as possible. ...Read more

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Suffered from chicken pox 3weeks ago. All blister crusted over. Is it possible to still develop chicken pox again after 3 weeks. Symptons dizziness tired?

No to recurrence: As far as chickenpox with blistering goes you are done with it. The tiredness or dizziness you feel can be residual to the original disease. In adults it does produce a mild multi-system pattern of inflammation that can take a while to resolve. This is seen on testing as a mild hepatitis and irritation of the central nervous system. Report any progressive symptoms or new fever to your doc. ...Read more

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I've got vaccinated from chicken pox after exposure. After 2weeks from vaccination, I have a fever and blisters. Is it chicken pox?

Can't diagnose with: This info, but the time frame sounds correct. The incubation period for development of chickenpox is 10 to 21 days after exposure (to chickenpox or shingles). ...Read more

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What diet should be taken during chicken pox, my boyfriend is suffering from chicken pox, n he is having high fever n small blister al over his body?

What diet should be taken during chicken pox, my boyfriend is suffering from chicken pox, n he is having high fever n small blister al over his body?

Needs good hydration: Drink lots of liquids. Other than that, eat a normal diet as tolerated. If he's not hungry, don't worry about that too much as long as he's drinking well. If he's hungry, he should eat. If there are sores in the mouth, then salty or spicy or acidic foods might be painful, so stick with bland foods for the time being. ...Read more

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I'm 18years old, and it has been 5 days I'm on chicken pox, today I noticed blisters (4 -5)on glan of penis and under the foreskin! Is itnormal?

I'm 18years old, and it has been 5 days I'm on chicken pox, today I noticed blisters (4 -5)on glan of penis and under the foreskin! Is itnormal?

Yes: This virus can cause blisters to appear on your genitals, around the anus & occasionally in the mouth. The average patient will eventually go through 250-300 although some have more or less. They are very superficial & seldom scar unless you pick at them and they become inflamed or secondarily infected by bacteria. ...Read more

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Do shingles blisters look like chicken pox and are real sore?

Do shingles blisters look like chicken pox and are real sore?

Often shingles hurt: And for some people they hurt a lot, and leaving lasting pain, long after the blisters are gone. That said, some shingles are painless. Go to your dermatologist, he can not only look for the characteristic distribution, but he can also give you medicines to help with the pain and side effects. ...Read more

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Can I have chicken pox? How fast do they spread? My rash is red bumps that resemble small blisters ans they itch.

Can I have chicken pox? How fast do they spread? My rash is red bumps that resemble small blisters ans they itch.

Maybe, maybe not: Cpx is a contagious disease that can spread via droplet contact to anyone who is not immune to the disease. The incubation averages 2 wks & the rash starts out like small bumps that enlarge & fill with fluid before opening & crusting all in 1-2 days. Often starting around the neck/face, they can progress to involve any skin surface. Blisters continue to come out for 6-7d. ...Read more

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Spots on daughters legs it isn't chicken pox they aren't blister more like red spots slightly raised

Insect bite?: What you are describing sound like an allergic reaction to a form of exposure = common candidates are bites from insects, plant that has toxins like poison ivy. You might need to question her more closely where she had been playing and have the rash seen by her doc to see if it needs treatment. ...Read more

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I'm 42 had a chicken pox vaccine last week. Injection site was red and swollen now have like a blister on my chest. Is that normal?

I'm 42 had a chicken pox vaccine last week. Injection site was red and swollen now have like a blister on my chest. Is that normal?

Chickenpox: Vaccine as with any other vaccines can cause redness and slight swelling at the site of shot. The first vaccine will give you 95% protection and close to 100% the second time around. Some people will come down with mild chickenpox after the shot. If not sure, please consult with your physician. ...Read more

Dr. Philip Miller
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Blistering (Definition)

A blister is a collection of fluid under the epidermis. A blistering rash is one in which ...Read more