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What is the difference between chicken pox and molluscum contagiousm?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: The pattern

The varicella rash comes up as individual blisters in waves around the body for about a week.
They start with redness,from which a small bump arises,forms a clear blister that ruptures and begins to dry all over a 24 hr period.Molluscum comes up as individual bumps in localized patches.They come up as a firm bump that can have a depression in the top and stay for months.

In brief: The pattern

The varicella rash comes up as individual blisters in waves around the body for about a week.
They start with redness,from which a small bump arises,forms a clear blister that ruptures and begins to dry all over a 24 hr period.Molluscum comes up as individual bumps in localized patches.They come up as a firm bump that can have a depression in the top and stay for months.
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
2 doctors agree

In brief: Entirely different

Everthing about them is different; almost nothing is similar between them. They are entirely different viruses that cause very different illnesses and symptoms.
You can find lots of information by googling each of them.

In brief: Entirely different

Everthing about them is different; almost nothing is similar between them. They are entirely different viruses that cause very different illnesses and symptoms.
You can find lots of information by googling each of them.
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
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