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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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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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Dr. Philip Miller
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Blistering (Definition)

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