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What are the signs of chicken pox in babies?

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Dr. Jennifer Diabo
Pediatrics

In brief: Rash, fever

Chicken pox in a baby will start as a rash just as it would in older children.
The rash often starts out on the abdomen, and is papulopustular in appearance. Itching is quite common. There may be associated fever, and upper respiratory symptoms. Babies may get quite sick from the chicken pox so if unvaccinated, should seek medical care.

In brief: Rash, fever

Chicken pox in a baby will start as a rash just as it would in older children.
The rash often starts out on the abdomen, and is papulopustular in appearance. Itching is quite common. There may be associated fever, and upper respiratory symptoms. Babies may get quite sick from the chicken pox so if unvaccinated, should seek medical care.
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