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Rashes And Chickenpox
Most bumps and blotches on a newborn baby are harmless and clear up by themselves. By far the most common skin problem in infants is diaper rash. Diaper rash is an irritation of the skin caused by dampness, urine, or feces. Most babies who wear diapers will have some type of diaper rash. However, there are other skin disorders that can cause rashes. These are usually not serious unless ...Read more
I have recurring skin rashes in different areas that appear like fever blisters or shingles and itch. I never had chicken pox. It lasts a couple wks. ?
7-21 days: You are clear after 21 days.Get a more detailed answer ›
Can chicken pox last 3+ weeks? Been to my GP twice, both times told it was chicken pox. Not sure if I had it as a child. Rash still keeps appearing.
See a dermatologist: If you have this you should be very sick. There are pills which are very effective for chicken pox. Have you been treated? Without the details it is not possible to help you here. Sounds like you need another opinion. I am surprised that your GP has failed to send you a DR who knows how to diagnose and treat whatever you have. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What would cause this shingles rash if you are obviously immune to chicken pox because you babysat kids with it last month?
Shingles: Shingles is a reactivation of the varicella-zoster virus, a type of herpes virus that causes chickenpox. After you have had chickenpox, the virus lies inactive in your nerve roots and remains inactive until, in some people, it flares up again. When the virus becomes active again, you get shingles instead of chickenpox. ...Read more
I get a rash on my stomach twice a year over a healed chicken pox bump and it last for 1 to 2 months and itches like crazy . What can it be?
See your doctor: This is one of those problems where a visit to your doctor is necessary to figure out what's going on. Only after a thorough evaluation, including examination and possibly labs and other tests, can your doctor correctly diagnose you and treat you effectively. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unusual: Vesicular (blister-like) eruptions over the body without other lesions would be an extremely rare (if at all possible) allergic reaction to Amoxicillin (the active ingredient in himox). Overdoses of Amoxicillin would be exceptionally rare as well since this drug has few primary toxicities for humans. Chicken pox does not look like many other things. ...Read more
Face or scalp...: The pox lesions of chicken pox may arise anywhere on the body; however, typically most parents are first alerted to this viral infection when spotting the lesions on their child's face or scalp. Since this area is unclothed, it allows a greater likelihood for discovery; these also have the most generous blood supply, thereby increasing the viral load in these areas. Clothed areas may have pox, too. ...Read more
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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