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What are the symptoms of early stage chickenpox in a toddler?

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 more

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Dr. Chevies Newman
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Can doctors tell me what does the beginning stages of chickenpox look like in a toddler?

Can doctors tell me what does the beginning stages of chickenpox look like in a toddler?

Chicken pox: Beginning chicken pox looks like a small clear fluid filled bubble (vesicle) on a red base. Pretty quickly others pop up. They change from a clear blister to a scab looking thing. Often there is fever as well. Here's some great info: http://www.Cdc.Gov/chickenpox/about/. ...Read more

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What do the beginning stages of chickenpox look like in a toddler?

Chickenpox: The rash of chickenpox starts as pinkish-reddish dots that transform into a pimple before becoming a blister shaped like a dew drop with a profile shaped like a half moon.. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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Can I get hsv 2 if I endured chickenpox as a child? Are the symptoms easier? Less likely to transmit?

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

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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.?

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.?

RMSF: Early diagnosis even without the characteristic rash is of prime importance. The CBC will show it. The earlier the treatment is instituted, the better the prognosis. ...Read more

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My kid seems to be walking funny, is this a normal symptom of chickenpox?

Could Be: Ataxia or poorly balanced walking is a rare symptom of chicken pox. Was your child immunized? Need to see your doctor. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of chickenpox pneumonia?

What are the symptoms of chickenpox pneumonia?

Like any other: Similar to any viral pneumonia, shortness of breath, cough, perhaps some chest pain, fever, chills. ...Read more

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Is a chickenpox party a good idea to infect children early?

Is a chickenpox party a good idea to infect children early?

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 more

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Symptoms of breakthrough chickenpox occur on the body, treatment?

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

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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