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What is chicken pox look like?

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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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 does chicken pox look like?

What does chicken pox look like?

Bumps, blisters: Chicken pox typically starts as small red bumps which then turn into small, fluid filled blisters (vesicles) and then crust over. Typically new crops of bumps show up as the older ones are crusting. Children are contagious until all the spots have crusted. ...Read more

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What does chicken pox look like in the very beginning?

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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What do chicken pox look like? What should I do if I have them?

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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What do chicken pox look like? What should I do if I have them?

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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What do chicken pox look like in a baby?

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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What does the chicken pox look like . Picture please?

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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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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Chicken pox, what do they look like?

Chicken pox, what do they look like?

Different phases...: The chickenpox rash usually goes through three phases: raised pink or red bumps (papules), which break out over several days; fluid-filled blisters (vesicles), forming from the raised bumps over about one day before breaking and leaking; and crusts and scabs, which cover the broken blisters and take several more days to heal. ...Read more

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How often on average does a child get chicken pox what does it look like?

How often on average does a child get chicken pox what does it look like?

Once unless vaccinat: One episode of chickenpox in middle childhood confers a lifetime immunity. There is some concern that one having it in the first few months could have it again, but this is rare. The spots come in many stages at the same time, a "dew drop on a rose petal" describes the color & features of a classical blister. They start as tiny bumps & evolve to blisters within a day, then break, weep & crust. ...Read more

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I have had chicken pox and was wondering what do shingles look like?

I have had chicken pox and was wondering what do shingles look like?

See the picture: Shingles often makes crops of fine vesicles (blisters) in lenear fashion which elicit pain. ...Read more

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Spots that look like chicken pox even though my daughter has already had them as a child and is now 24. What else could it be?

Shingles: The chicken pox virus (herpes zoster) can show up again later in life as shingles. The spots of shingles look like chicken pox but usually show up on just one part of the body. Herpes simplex virus can give a similar looking rash. She should see her doctor to determine what the rash is. ...Read more

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Child has a painful rash on legs that look like chicken pox?

Child has a painful rash on legs that look like chicken pox?

Rash: Although most childhood rashes are not serious, any rash that causes pain could be concerning. Chicken pox is not known to cause pain. Nor does it typically localize to one area of the body. However, shingles, which is caused by the same virus as chicken pox, can do these things. An examination by your doctor is warranted so the appropriate course of treatment can be started. ...Read more