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What Are The Symptoms Of Early Stage Chickenpox In A Toddler
Blistery rash: Chickenpox often starts with fever, decreased appetite, and feeling droopy.Usually within 24 hours a rash appears, quickly turning into itchy clear blisters. More blisters can appear over the next few days, and blisters and sores can occur on mucus membranes like in the mouth. Luckily, this disease is almost completely preventable by vaccines, so we don't often see its serious complications anymore! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Very premature is a condition in which a baby is delivered between 28 and 31 weeks' gestation. Depending on how premature, how sick, and how lucky or unlucky a baby is, he can get brain problems, cerebral palsy, blindness, deafness, developmental problems, learning disabilities, severe lung diseases, infection and loss of some intestines, etc... Babies who are only moderately premature usually ...Read more
My toddler's friend has chickenpox. They played 2gether 4 days ago b4 chickenpox appeared. My baby developed flu 3days ago, could she catch chickenpox?
Varivax: Most children receive the varivax (chicken pox vaccine) at 1 year of age. Wild cases of chickenpox are hardly ever seen these days. Check to see if she had the vaccine.Even if she is not immune, 4 days is a bit long, it is more like 48 hours before the lesions appear that they are contagious. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can I get hsv 2 if I endured chickenpox as a child? Are the symptoms easier? Less likely to transmit?
Entirely different: The only thing common between herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV2) and the chickenpox virus, varicella zoster virus (VZV), is the name herpes. After childhood chickenpox, everyone remains susceptible to HSV2 if exposed. The symptoms are similar in that both cause skin blisters/sores, but that's atll. Transmission risk of HSV2 is no different in people with and without past chickenpox. ...Read more
My toddler is showing early signs of rmsf but waiting on CBC differential to come back. Doc put a stat on it. Im worried shes going to be misdiagnosed cause its an early stage.?
Emphatically No: The old notion of exposing children at an early age to chicken pox is fine as long as the child does not suffer from any of the very serious , albeit rare, complications of chicken pox which includes death. Who would want to gamble with their child's survival even with low odds? Be smart and prevent chicken pox by immunizing! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
CHICKEN POX: If diagnosis is correct for chicken pox, then stay in isolation. Use otc calamine lotion on the bumps those are broken, don't scratch. It itchy, take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) 50 mg 3 times daily. Increase fluid and vitamin-c intake by eating 2-4 oranges/day or vit-c tab 500 mg daily to hasten healing. If extensive or there is secondary infection, see your doctor who might suggest some antibiotics. ...Read more
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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