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What are the signs of chicken pox?

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Dr. Jerome Litt
Dermatology
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In brief: CHICKEN POX

Chicken pox starts as a small itchy blisters on the face, trunk and scalp.
They can then spread to the entire body. This rash is often accompanied by aches and pains, fever, headache, muscle aches, and sore throat. It is highly contagious.

In brief: CHICKEN POX

Chicken pox starts as a small itchy blisters on the face, trunk and scalp.
They can then spread to the entire body. This rash is often accompanied by aches and pains, fever, headache, muscle aches, and sore throat. It is highly contagious.
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Dr. Jennifer Gardner
Classically chicken pox lesions are described as a "dew drops on a rose petal." The rose petal represents the red, erythematous maculo-papular base and the dew drop is the clear vesicle on top. There are often lesions at different stages of evolution (crust/scabs, blisters/vesicles, papules/pustules). Watch for secondary bacterial infection of the lesions. Fever is usually low grade. Vaccinate!
Dr. Jennifer Gardner
Chicken pox rash is classically described as a "dew drop on a rose petal." The rose petal is the erythematous maculo-papular base and the dew drop is the clear vesicle on top. Look for an itchy rash at different stages of evolution (papules/pustules, crusting/scabbing). This occurs because there are new lesions appearing while old lesions take several days to go through all stages and disappear.
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics
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In brief: C-pox part 2

Lesions are inside mouth 1st.
In any cluster, there are lesions in many states of maturing. Itching starts when the blisters form. Lesions on the feet and soles mark the end of the illness. Chickenpox virus is very invasive & can be dangerous to immunocompromised people, or people on immunosuppressant medications. Many children died or had serious complications from c-pox before the vaccine.

In brief: C-pox part 2

Lesions are inside mouth 1st.
In any cluster, there are lesions in many states of maturing. Itching starts when the blisters form. Lesions on the feet and soles mark the end of the illness. Chickenpox virus is very invasive & can be dangerous to immunocompromised people, or people on immunosuppressant medications. Many children died or had serious complications from c-pox before the vaccine.
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Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics
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In brief: Fever, rash

C-pox starts w/ flu-like symptoms, then rash begins on top of body going downward over subsequent days.
Typical rash starts as a rose-colored flat roundish spot on which develops a small blister that enlarges over a few days, dimpling in center, then crusting. As this occurs in 1 region of skin, another new region starts off with the same progression. Lasting ~10 days. Fever lasts about 5 days.

In brief: Fever, rash

C-pox starts w/ flu-like symptoms, then rash begins on top of body going downward over subsequent days.
Typical rash starts as a rose-colored flat roundish spot on which develops a small blister that enlarges over a few days, dimpling in center, then crusting. As this occurs in 1 region of skin, another new region starts off with the same progression. Lasting ~10 days. Fever lasts about 5 days.
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In brief: Itchy rash w/ fever

Chicken pox rash is classically described as a "dew drop on a rose petal.
" The rose petal is the erythematous maculo-papular base and the dew drop is the clear vesicle on top. Look for an itchy rash at different stages of evolution (papules/pustules, crusting/scabbing). This occurs because there are new lesions appearing while old lesions take several days to go through all stages and disappear.

In brief: Itchy rash w/ fever

Chicken pox rash is classically described as a "dew drop on a rose petal.
" The rose petal is the erythematous maculo-papular base and the dew drop is the clear vesicle on top. Look for an itchy rash at different stages of evolution (papules/pustules, crusting/scabbing). This occurs because there are new lesions appearing while old lesions take several days to go through all stages and disappear.
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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine

In brief: Fever,rash,headache&

Ptients with chicken pox have Fever and rash on the body.
The rash is vescicular and itchy and comes in crops,that is few new lesions every day for about 5 days.The rash becomes vescicular filled fluid and then dries up,scabs and scabs fall leaving some superficial scars.Patients also may have headace,sore throat ,Rash can be in the mouth,eyes,etc.

In brief: Fever,rash,headache&

Ptients with chicken pox have Fever and rash on the body.
The rash is vescicular and itchy and comes in crops,that is few new lesions every day for about 5 days.The rash becomes vescicular filled fluid and then dries up,scabs and scabs fall leaving some superficial scars.Patients also may have headace,sore throat ,Rash can be in the mouth,eyes,etc.
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