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Is it normal to have an itchy skin rash and swollen neck after chicken pox?

Is it normal to have an itchy skin rash and swollen neck after chicken pox?

Yes: When you have chicken pox, you will have three types of rash: you will have red bumps, little bubbles called vessicles filled with clear or slightly yellow fluid, and scabs. The rash itches terribly, and can be soothed with oatmeal baths, topical lotions, tylenol and benadryl. Swollen lumps in the neck and other places are called "lymph nodes, " and are a sign that the immune system is working. ...Read more

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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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I have herpes & currently have an itchy skin rash on my neck & chest. Is it a result of herpes or something else? Been under a lot of stress lately.

I have herpes & currently have an itchy skin rash on my neck & chest. Is it a result of herpes or something else? Been under a lot of stress lately.

Herpes: No. Herpes is not a rash that is extensive. It is a small very painful cluster of blisters. Now, reactivated Chicken Pox, or SHINGLES, can be a one sided extensive rash. But, it usually includes very painful blisters. ...Read more

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Allergic to Effexor xr.. Been taking it for half a yr drs didn't know why i had rashes/itchy skin swollen etc. :-( been taking for half a year?

Allergic to Effexor xr.. Been taking it for half a yr drs didn't know why i had rashes/itchy skin swollen etc. :-( been taking for half a year?

Acquired allergies : Most reactions to medications including hives and dermal hypersensitivity reactions are acquired and occur after you have taken the medication for a while. Once you are allergic, if you stop and then take the medication again, the allergic reaction can happen more quickly. ...Read more

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Itchy skin rash all over body (except for face, neck, palms and soles) for 14 days. NO fever, NO flu-like symptons, NO lymph node. Can it be HIV ARS?

Itchy skin rash all over body (except for face, neck, palms and soles) for 14 days. NO fever, NO flu-like symptons, NO lymph node. Can it be HIV ARS?

Rash: It sounds more likely that it is an allergic reaction to something. The fact that it is not on the palms and soles of your feet makes other bad things less likely. Skin rashes are hard to diagnose and the diagnosis depends on where the rash is, the color, whether there are blotches, raised bumps and many other things. You can buy benadryl in the pharmacy for itching and if it persists see DR. ...Read more

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I had chicken pox 3weeks ago.Just three or four days ago, i started to feel itchiness all over my body, more on my back, neck and hands.What is this?

I had chicken pox 3weeks ago.Just three or four days ago, i started to feel itchiness all over my body, more on my back, neck and hands.What is this?

Hard to say: I cannot associate the prior history of chickenpox with the new itchiness. The skin surface should returning to normal.Sometimes excess scratching during the disease will open your skin to a variety of problems.Localized inflammation can appear or reactions to whatever you uses as a skin care product. If a persisting issue have it looked at. ...Read more

Dr. James Ferguson
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Chickenpox (Definition)

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


Dr. John Chiu
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Skin Rash (Definition)

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