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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. Lasts 7 days. ...Read more

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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


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

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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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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