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In chicken pox how long does the rashes come?

In chicken pox how long does the rashes come?

For about a week: The rashes are from the different stages it may last for 2 weeks. Sarts with a red spot and then blister and scab. ...Read more

Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

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


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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 more

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What would cause this shingles rash if you are obviously immune to chicken pox because you babysat kids with it last month?

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

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How can you tell if you have a partial chicken pox rash (had the vaccine long ago)?

How can you tell if you have a partial chicken pox rash (had the vaccine long ago)?

Mild case: Small percentage of individuals who had received chicken pox vaccine experiences mild form of disease with much fewer bumps. Currently, 2 doses of chicken pox vaccine are recommended, typically at 12 months and at 4 years of age. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Needs to be seen: Skin rashes are notoriously difficult to diagnose without being seen. You should see your primary care doc or a dermatologist, preferably when you are having the rash. That is the best way to figure out what this might be. ...Read more

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Rashes like chicken pox ?

Rashes like chicken pox
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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 more

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Where does rashes for chicken pox start?

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

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Is chicken pox like rashes symptoms of himox overdose?

Is chicken pox like rashes symptoms of himox overdose?

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

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


Dr. John Chiu
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Skin Rash (Definition)

A skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more