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My son has red, pus filled pimples that began on the back of his left hand. Theyve moved up his left arm. They itch now. And are now on both arms/hand?

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: Chickenpox? Staph?

Chickenpox usually involves face and trunk as well as arms or legs.
But the rash appears in crops and "red, pus filled pimples" is typical. If he has been properly vaccinated, including chickenpox, it's something else. A staph or strep infection is possible. Whatever the cause, it needs medical attention right away. Call his pediatriican's office today; even over the weekend, someone is on call.

In brief: Chickenpox? Staph?

Chickenpox usually involves face and trunk as well as arms or legs.
But the rash appears in crops and "red, pus filled pimples" is typical. If he has been properly vaccinated, including chickenpox, it's something else. A staph or strep infection is possible. Whatever the cause, it needs medical attention right away. Call his pediatriican's office today; even over the weekend, someone is on call.
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