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Dr. Tanya Russo
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What do chicken pox look like? What should I do if I have them?

Dr. Tanya Russo
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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What do chicken pox look like? What should I do if I have them?

Dew drop: The classic description of a chickenpox blister is 'a dewdrop on a rose petal'. However, the appearance of a typical varicella lesion is no longer 'typical' due to increased vaccination rates and decreased incidence of natural, florid disease. The rash is now variable and sometimes difficult to identify, but typically looks like a small bump or scab on a pink or red base with mild itching. ...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


Dr. Tanya Russo
Board Certified, Pediatrics
20 years in practice
8M people helped
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What do chicken pox look like? What should I do if I have them?

Dr. Tanya Russo
Board Certified, Pediatrics
20 years in practice
8M people helped
What do chicken pox look like? What should I do if I have them?

Dew drop: The classic description of a chickenpox blister is 'a dewdrop on a rose petal'. However, the appearance of a typical varicella lesion is no longer 'typical' due to increased vaccination rates and decreased incidence of natural, florid disease. The rash is now variable and sometimes difficult to identify, but typically looks like a small bump or scab on a pink or red base with mild itching. ...Read more

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Dr. Alan Ali
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Tell us how do chicken pox look like?

Dr. Alan Ali
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Tell us how do chicken pox look like?

Chichen pox: Please see photo.

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Dr. Jay Park
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What do chicken pox look like in a baby?

Dr. Jay Park
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What do chicken pox look like in a baby?

See below: Chickepox rash always start on the trunk first then spread to arms and legs. 3-4 different shapes of rash present at same time, e.g., red spot, blister, red raised bump, and crust. ...Read more

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Dr. Yash Khanna
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What is chicken pox look like?

Dr. Yash Khanna
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What is chicken pox look like?

ChickenPoxLookAlikes: Rashes which may look like chicken pox are Herpes Simplex Small Pox Coxsakie Virus Echo Virus Ricketsiapox ...Read more

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Dr. James Ferguson
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What does chicken pox look like?

Dr. James Ferguson
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What does chicken pox look like?

Dew drop on rose ptl: The lesion has been poeticly described as a dew drop on a soft rose petal. It is one of the only viral rashes that goes thru several distinct stages in one day:tiny bump, thin walled clear blister(>bb size), cloudy blister, weeping or scabbed lesion. Often coming up around ears & neck it can spred to the body in hrs. It comes up in crops of new lesions over 5+ days. Average ~200/person total. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Fromowitz
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What does chicken pox look like in the very beginning?

Dr. Jeffrey Fromowitz
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What does chicken pox look like in the very beginning?

Red vessicles: Chicken pox will often begin with water filled pink red sacks called vessicles. ...Read more

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Dr. Alan Ali
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I wish to know how does chicken pox look like?

Dr. Alan Ali
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I wish to know how does chicken pox look like?

Chicken Pox: Refer to the photo.

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Dr. Jay Park
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What does the chicken pox look like . Picture please?

Dr. Jay Park
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What does the chicken pox look like . Picture please?

See below: Chickepox rash always start on the trunk first then spread to arms and legs. 3-4 different shapes of rash present at same time, e.g., red spot, blister, red raised bump, and crust. ...Read more

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

Dr. Alfredo Garcia
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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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