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I was wondering what are the signs and symptoms of chicken pox?

I was wondering what are the signs and symptoms of chicken pox?

Viral illness: Chickenpox has an incubation of 10-21 days, commonly 14 days. It presents as a cold with fever 101-102 for a day or so and then break out in spots. To diagnose it there must be spots in 3 stages- flea bite looking red bumps, blisters, and scabbed blisters. It can be anywhere on the body and in the mouth too. It is very itchy. Homeopathic rhus tox helps as does oatmeal bath, benadryl (diphenhydramine). Lasts 7 days. ...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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What are the sign and symptoms of chicken pox?

What are the sign and symptoms of chicken pox?

Rash, fever: Chicken pox will most often start off as a rash . The rash often starts out on the abdomen, and is papulopustular in appearance. Itching is quite common. There may be associated fever, and upper respiratory symptoms. Babies may get quite sick from the chicken pox so if unvaccinated, should seek medical care. ...Read more

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What r the symptoms of chicken pox?

What r the symptoms of chicken pox?

Fever and blisters : Chickenpox is caused by the varicella virus. There is often an initial associated fever and a rash that consists of small blisters on a red base (dew drop on a rose petal appearance). There may also be sores in the mouth. Most people have either been vaccinated or can be immune from childhood exposure. Blood titers can be checked to see if you are immune or have been recently infected. See doctor. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of chicken pox?

What are the symptoms of chicken pox?

Chicken pox : Chicken pox is a infection caused by a virus . Typical symptoms comprise of prodrome of runny nose , watery eyes and fever followed by appearance of itchy bumps which change to fluid filled blisters . Rashes start on abdomen and back and spread to other areas of body . There is no treatment besides using paracetamol for fever and calamine lotion or pinetarsal for itching . ...Read more

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What are the early symptoms of chicken pox that you first see?

What are the early symptoms of chicken pox that you first see?

Chicken pox: It may start with fever but to diagnose chicken pox, the rash needs to be there, first as pimple like then excoriated then scabed. ...Read more

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What are the adult symptoms of chicken pox that children might not get?

What are the adult symptoms of chicken pox that children might not get?

Varicella: The major complications from chicken pox in adults are : bacterial skin infection, nerve irritation, pneumonia and hepatitis. Although these can occur in children, adults who get chickenpox have even higher rates of complications. ...Read more

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How long before my 2yr old shows symptoms of chicken pox, after being exposed?

How long before my 2yr old shows symptoms of chicken pox, after being exposed?

7-14 days: Your child should have been vaccinated at 1 year but if he wasn't it takes 7-14 days to incubate before you will see symptoms. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of chicken pox in a child who has been vaccinated already?

A mild case: The varicella vaccine does not totally prevent chickenpox. The patient usually will get a very mild case, sometimes only a handful of lesions and no other symptoms. A few will actually get a URI and viral illness symptoms with a more typical rash. ...Read more

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What do the symptoms of chicken pox look like, in a child who has been vaccinated twice?

What do the symptoms of chicken pox look like, in a child who has been vaccinated twice?

Chickenpox sypmtoms: It is very rare for a child who has had 2 doses of the varicella vaccine to still contract chickenpox. The infection is usually a lot milder, no symptoms may appear and there could just be a few blisters (resembles the appearance of a dew drop on a leaf) - with or without the itch. ...Read more

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What can be done to relieve the itchy symptoms of chicken pox in a baby?

What can be done to relieve the itchy symptoms of chicken pox in a baby?

Anti-histamines: ... Such as Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and others may alleviate symptoms. Topical antihistamines also work great. I personally would be leery of corticosteroids as this may make the overall illness worse; also, a paste with corn-starch may also be beneficial. ...Read more

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My 8 month old daughter has a few red spots on her face and stomach. Are these the symptoms of chicken pox?

Rash: The kind of rash your daughter has, is very common, can be allergic or viral cause. Chicken pox mostly comes on scalp, face, trunk, axilla, then spread anywhere. There is ususlly 2-3 days of malaise, low grade fever, runny nose, then rash comes. First macules, then becomes papules, vesicles and pustules. Then you will see all 4 stages of rash. ...Read more

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I have not had any symptoms of chicken pox but I have red bumps on my chest stomach neck and bavk . Could it be chicken pox. They are not pimbles.

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I have not had any symptoms of chicken pox but I have red bumps on my chest stomach neck and bavk . Could it be chicken pox. They are not pimbles.

See a doctor: There's always the possibility it may be chickenpox, and you should get it evaluated soon by a doctor to see if you need treatment. Chickenpox in an adult is often associated with a more severe course than in childhood. ...Read more

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What are the signs of chicken pox?

What are the signs of chicken pox?

CHICKEN POX: Chicken pox starts as a small itchy blisters on the face, trunk and scalp. They can then spread to the entire body. This rash is often accompanied by aches and pains, fever, headache, muscle aches, and sore throat. It is highly contagious. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of the chicken pox?

Skin and system: Since chicken pox (varicella) is a viral disease patients often have a prodrome of non-specific viral symptoms (fever, feeling bad, etc) before the rash develops. A patient is contagious until all of the lesions have crusted over. ...Read more

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Does chicken pox usually cause many symptoms?

Usually Not: Mostly an itchy rash. But sometimes complications such as pneumonia, encephalitis, liver disease, serious skin infections, "flesheating" bacteria, reye's syndrome and death can occur. These are fortunately rare. Immunize for prevention of any risk. ...Read more

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Do symptoms like chicken pox go away quickly?

Depends on age: Varicella (chickenpox) lasts a little longer in adolescents & adults. In children new crops of blisters called vesicles appear daily for three to five days. Each crop ripens and then crusts over over a period of 3-4 days. So acute illness is present for 6-9 days. Marks from individual lesions can last for years, however, especially if picked at. ...Read more

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Can you tell me which are the signs of chicken pox?

Can you tell me which are the signs of chicken pox?

Chickenpox: Sxs of chicken pox include a rash that develops first into blisters and then into scabs, fever, feeling tired, decreased appetite and headache. A rash from chickenpox often occurs first on trunk (chest/back) ; then moves to face ; then extremities. The rash becomes blisters that itch. Blisters usually have all transformed into scabs in about a week. There are usually around 100 to 300 lesions. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms that you get with chicken pox?

What are the symptoms that you get with chicken pox?

Chicken pox: Fever and pox that first look like clear bumps on a red base and change. People will have the bumps at various stages. Here's a link to the cdc website which has a lot of good information. http://www.cdc.gov/chickenpox/about/. ...Read more

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What are signs of chicken pox in a baby?

What are signs of chicken pox in a baby?

FeveRashIrritability: Babies with chicken pox have Fever and rash on the body.The rash is vescicular and itchy and comes in crops,that is few new lesions every day for about 5 days.The rash becomes vescicular filled fluid and then dries up,scabs and scabs fall leaving some superficial scars.Patients also may have irritability,sore throat ,Rash can be in the mouth,eyes,etc.e ...Read more

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What are the signs for chicken pox varicella?

What are the signs for chicken pox varicella?

First day...: Fever, upper respiratory symptoms. By the second day you start to see rash, which rapidly progresses from a few bumps to many, many bumps. Within the next 24 hours you have sores in three stages: bumps, fluid filled bumps called vesicles, and scabs. Intensely itchy and highly contagious. No longer contagious when all the sores are scabs and no new sores are coming. ...Read more