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What does chicken pox look like?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Dew drop on rose ptl

The lesion has been poeticly described as a dew drop on a soft rose petal.
It is one of the only viral rashes that goes thru several distinct stages in one day:tiny bump, thin walled clear blister(>bb size), cloudy blister, weeping or scabbed lesion. Often coming up around ears & neck it can spred to the body in hrs. It comes up in crops of new lesions over 5+ days. Average ~200/person total.

In brief: Dew drop on rose ptl

The lesion has been poeticly described as a dew drop on a soft rose petal.
It is one of the only viral rashes that goes thru several distinct stages in one day:tiny bump, thin walled clear blister(>bb size), cloudy blister, weeping or scabbed lesion. Often coming up around ears & neck it can spred to the body in hrs. It comes up in crops of new lesions over 5+ days. Average ~200/person total.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics

In brief: Very small blisters

Chicken pox starts as small reddish spots, which form a very small fluid-filled blister in the middle of each spot.
The small blister breaks easily when rubbed, releasing a tiny drop of clear yellowish fluid. Each spot then forms a small scab.

In brief: Very small blisters

Chicken pox starts as small reddish spots, which form a very small fluid-filled blister in the middle of each spot.
The small blister breaks easily when rubbed, releasing a tiny drop of clear yellowish fluid. Each spot then forms a small scab.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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Dr. Scott Katz
Pediatrics

In brief: Bumps, blisters

Chicken pox typically starts as small red bumps which then turn into small, fluid filled blisters (vesicles) and then crust over. Typically new crops of bumps show up as the older ones are crusting.
Children are contagious until all the spots have crusted.

In brief: Bumps, blisters

Chicken pox typically starts as small red bumps which then turn into small, fluid filled blisters (vesicles) and then crust over. Typically new crops of bumps show up as the older ones are crusting.
Children are contagious until all the spots have crusted.
Dr. Scott Katz
Dr. Scott Katz
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