Why are the spots from chicken pox so itchy and crusty?

THE DISEASE CHARACTE. This is the charavter of the disease.The rash is vecicular filled with fluid and it laters dries up and is usually itchy.One can take some medicine to stop the itching like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and once the crusty scabs are formed it is the last stage of the disease.

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My boyfriend has some red spots on his back and he says it's very itchy. But it's only on his back. Is it chicken pox?

Chickenpox Rash. A rash from chickenpox often occurs first on trunk (chest/back) ; then moves to face ; then extremities. The rash becomes blisters that itch. Blisters usually have all transformed into scabs in about a week. There are usually around 100 to 300 lesions (more on adults than small children). The rash could spread to mouth, eyelids ; genitalia. Read more...

Randomly broke out in lots of itchy spots on my shoulders and chest. Not chicken pox but it's getting worse. Should I visit a doctor?

Hives? Are these itchy spots consistent with hives? Hives are raised off the skin (like large bumps). Google a photo and see. If so, try taking an antihistamine like claritin or zyrtec to see if they resolve. If you have any symptoms like difficulty breathing or swelling in your throat, seek medical treatment immediately. Read more...

I have broken out in itchy spots all over my body (mostly on my face, chest and back) frequent headaches but no fever. Could it be chicken pox?

It's possible. Chicken pox is rash associated virus where the rash looks like little blisters. if you have a rash like this and it continues to spread, then you might have pox. check on internet for pictures. The treatment is supprtive with benadryl for itching and calamine lotion or caladrul lotion on lesions. Tylenol (acetaminophen) for any fever or discomfort. if you start to feel very ill with a high fever, see your doctor. Read more...

Have red spots on my arms and thighs. Not itchy No fever. Do I have chicken pox?

Doesn't sound like. chickenpox. They are generally itchy and within 1 day blister, then next day scab. Please see your doctor so that this can be diagnosed properly or you can contact one of us on HealthTap Prime, where we can see the rash. Read more...