What rash looks like chicken pox?

See the picture. Chicken pox starts on face, scalp, or trunk as papules (raised bump) and vesicles (small blister). In full-blown case, papules, vesicles and pustules (vesicle containing cloudy fluid) can be seen at the same time.

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Ilandre has a skin rash looks like chicken pox, little red bumps with little yellow tips some of them, only in one area? Not sure what this could be?

Shingles? If it looks like chicken pox but it’s only in one area, it could be shingles. I’d have the Pediatrician or a Dermatologist take a look, though, as it’s unusual for a young child to get shingles. Not unheard of, but atypical. Read more...

My daughter has been on an antibiotic for 9 days now and a rash appeared over night it looks like chicken pox but she has been immunized them?

Mgt. It is still possible to have chickenpox even with the vaccination. I would suggest avoiding all products with aspirin, and seeing your PCP soon. If she has a moderate to severe cough and a varicella rash, I would also suggest a chest radiograph. Read more...
2 issues. First, chickenpox has a blister like rash & I assume this is what you are describing.If it is just bumps, it could be an allergic rash from the abx.Second,15% of those given the varicella vaccine are not protected by the first dose,declining to 5% after 2 doses. It sounds like your doc needs to see the rash and confirm what is going on.If she has wild chickenpox she doesn't need the 2nd dose. Read more...

She has a rash or looks like chicken pox but only in one area? Red spots a little raised but looks inlfamated with infection? I have attached a photo

Hard to answer. This is the public information site with HT. We have no ability to review pictures, x-rays or lab anyone loads into the system. The vague description listed is not specific to a particular cause. Chickenpox usually starts around the neck and comes out in crops of spots, the average patient having 200 or more. Read more...
Can't see . the picture you sent, this platform only shows text, however if you wish to have this rash evaluated and send still picture/videos, you can opt for a virtual consult. What you described can be impetigo (skin infection), and the child needs to be seen for proper management, good luck . Read more...

I have a rash on my chest that looks a lot like chicken pox except they don't itch. Could there be some other cause for this?

Rash. Yes there are other causes for such a vesicular rad saying that were you previously immunized with varicella vaccine if you did you can still get chicken pox in a modified version fewer lesions that may not itch. Other cause is viral rashes that can mimic. Read more...

What to do if I have a rash that looks exactly like chicken pox. I'm 21, and I've had both chicken pox and shingles?

See your doctor. If you've had chicken pox, you can not get it again. However, shingles can recur. You should have the rash checked by your doctor to make the proper diagnosis and treatment if necessary. There other causes of rashes that look similar to chickenpox.If you have a HealthTap Prime account (or sign up for one), you can send a photo and one us may be able to help you with a diagnosis. Read more...

I have what looks like heat rash in both armpits. Its spreading down my arms & sides, but my arms & sides look like I have chicken pox. What's wrong?

Pustular rash. This could be folliculitis or an irritated infectious rash from rubbing between your skin surfaces. I wonder if you've been hot and sweaty lately? Since it's spreading you should show a doc since it needs to be stopped. There are other things it could be like out of control fungus, contact allergy (any new deodorants?) or less likely the start of some viral infection--I doubt chicken pox tho. . Read more...

Red speckled rash only on arms and legs. Not itchy or painful. Looks exactly like chicken pox, however, I've already had pox as a child.

Rash. Best to have it looked at or send a picture. There are other viruses that cause a similar rash to chicken pox. Usually chickenpox starts on the trunk. It may have been something you came in contact with? All the best. Read more...