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Measels and chickenpox simeltanouesly?

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 more

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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


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Do you think that i could get measles if I have already had chickenpox?

Do you think that i could get measles if I have already had chickenpox?

Possibly: These are two separate viruses and having had infection with one does not provide you immunity against the other. There is a vaccine that could protect you if you have not had measles. It is a nasty disease in childen or adults. ...Read more

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Does a lab test, testing for measles, mumps, and chickenpox, also detect rubella?

Does a lab test, testing for measles, mumps, and chickenpox, also detect rubella?

No: All of these viruses are detected by individual blood tests. A separate one is needed for each. ...Read more

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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.

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.

Viral Exanthem: This is not a specific disease. It is a virus with an exanthem (rash) an a fever. Few days of supportive care with fluids, acetaminophen/iburofen and should be good as new. The lesions may not be contagious but the virus surely is. ...Read more

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Differential dx of chicken pox and measles ?

Differential dx of chicken pox and measles ?

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

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What's the difference between chicken pox and measles?

What's the difference between chicken pox and measles?

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 more

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Can someone suffer from chicken pox and measles at the same time?

Can someone suffer from chicken pox and measles at the same time?

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

Dr. Patricia Foster
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Measles (Definition)

Measles (rubeola) is formerly common childhood viral infection that causes a fever with cough, runny nose, red eyes and a characteristic red rash. (cough, coryza and conjunctivitis). Rare complications include pneumonia and encephalitis. The ...Read more