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Measels And Chickenpox Simeltanouesly
Shots? Infection?: I hope that you are writing about getting both the varicella (chicken pox) and MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) injections at the same time, which is certainly ok. These two shots are given either the same day, or otherwise, at least one month apart. They are both live vaccines by the way. If you have both infections as the same time, that would be quite unusual. Most have gotten the shots already. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
No: All of these viruses are detected by individual blood tests. A separate one is needed for each. ...Read more
What is viral exanthematous fever ? My kid got this but doc told this is not measles a or chickenpox and lesions are not contagious. Please clarify.
These 2 illnesses: both have rashes associated with them. However, the rashes look nothing alike. Chickenpox starts as red raised bumps, which then blister and then scab. The measles rash is flat red spots and slightly raised red spots, that sometimes are joined together, but not blistering. If you suspect that you or your child has either, you should contact your/their doctor to be examined. ...Read more
Measles Vs Varicella: Both conditions are caused by viruses. Chicken Pox is caused by The Varicella- Zoster Virus whereas Measles is caused by The Measles Virus. Varicella has a very characteristic skin rash where one sees papules (bumps), pustules, vesicles (blisters) and crusting ALL AT THE SAME TIME. A typical case of Measles starts with a low grade fever, runny nose, red eyes and cough. Rash is seen 3-5 days later. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: Unfortunately. These are caused by 2 different viruses that can be acquired by the same means - respiratory spread, or someone sick breathed on you and you inhaled it. If they happen to be sick with both or you net with 2 different sick individuals you can pick up both infection if you have never been vaccinated for either or has not had them in childhood. ...Read more
How would i know if i had chicken pox, measles, or mumps when i was a child? Everyone in my family has passed on.
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