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My husband has small clusters of a painful rash. He has never had chicken pox.

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Dr. Krishna Anand
Pediatrics

In brief: Unlikely chicken pox

Chicken pox rash is not painful ,it may be in clusters but mostly spread in area .
Painful rash may be due to allergy or skin infection . He might have got very mild -chicken pox in the past ,(subclinical type) -and now the present rash may be singles .Get him evaluated by your doctor and get the proper treatment The present rash is unlikely to be chicken pox

In brief: Unlikely chicken pox

Chicken pox rash is not painful ,it may be in clusters but mostly spread in area .
Painful rash may be due to allergy or skin infection . He might have got very mild -chicken pox in the past ,(subclinical type) -and now the present rash may be singles .Get him evaluated by your doctor and get the proper treatment The present rash is unlikely to be chicken pox
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