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Doctor insights on: I Had Chicken Pox Last Week Now I Have Some Small Bumps On The Back Of My Head

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I had chicken pox last week. Now I have some small bumps on the back of my head?

I had chicken pox last week.  Now I have some small bumps on the back of my head?

Probably not related: Once chicken pox goes away it is gone, so this is probably not related. It could be ingrown hairs from lying in bed. (adults often get pretty sick from chicken pox and have to stay in bed.) if it doesn't go away in a few days, see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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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 see 4 bumps on my sons head could it be chicken pox?

I see 4 bumps on my sons head could it be chicken pox?

DON'T THINK SO: You didn't mention age, state of chicken pox immunization (if more than 1 year). Chicken pox usually comes on covered areas (centripetal distribution), e.g. Axilla, chest, trunk, but can start anywhere, face, scalp extremities. You can see all 4 stages of rash same time, macules (flat pinkish), papules (raised), vesicles and pustules, when full blown. If coming more, let his ped doc. Have a look. ...Read more

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I have red itchy bumps all over me and a really bad head ache and the bumps keep coming and I've already had the chicken pox!:'( I've already had the chicken pox. But I have red itchy bumps all over and wont go away. And a horrible head ache what should I

I have red itchy bumps all over me and a really bad head ache and the bumps keep coming and I've already had the chicken pox!:'( I've already had the chicken pox. But I have red itchy bumps all over and wont go away. And a horrible head ache what should I

If : If patient has a new rash with a headache, then consulting their physician would be the next appropriate step. There are multiple, multiple conditions that can cause rash. The concern with rashes is that it could just be a skin process, but other processes must be considered. It is very difficult to diagnose a rash online, so a medical evaluation is typically warranted. ...Read more

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My 15 month old daughter has sore bumps on her legs, private, stomach, face and back of her neck. Took her to the ER they said chicken pox.

My 15 month old daughter has sore bumps on her legs, private, stomach, face and back of her neck.  Took her to the ER they said chicken pox.

Chicken Pox: Children sometimes have a prodrome of fever, malaise, headache, lack of appetite, and mild abdominal pain for 1 to 2 days, the rash typically appears first on a child's trunk, scalp, and face and consists of small, very itchy, flat red spots, which then turn into raised fluid filled vesicles, often described as looking like a 'dewdrop' that become umbilicated and cloudy and eventually crust over. ...Read more

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My 4 month old has small reddish bumps on his face. Is he too young to have chicken pox?

My 4 month old has small reddish bumps on his face. Is he too young to have chicken pox?

No: Chicken pox are blisters filled with clear liquid. The skin around the blister is red. They scab over within a week. You are more likely to have neonatal acne or eczema in a 4 month old. A pediatrician can tell you what it is. ...Read more

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I have aquired chicken pox and coming down to the third day i see a small whitesh bump on my glans.its not itchy but can it be infective?

I have aquired chicken pox  and coming down to the third day i see a small whitesh bump on my glans.its not itchy but can it be infective?

Below: It is possible that this is secondary to the pox and is an infection but your description does not imply that. If it was an infection, it would usually be red and swollen. ...Read more

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My 3yrold had her injections around 3wks ago and next day had chicken pox.Now they're gone she has a rough goose bump rash all over?

See the pediatrician: Before you make a conclusion about the course of events above, it would be wise to have your pediatrician check out the skin and make a diagnosis. Vaccination reactions can occur immediately after a shot, or many days later, depending on the type of allergic response. chicken pox or Varicella, takes 7-28 days after exposure to show clinical signs and symptoms ...Read more

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