How do I know if its the Chicken Pox.
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Jonna - posted on 10/14/2009
Both my girls had it at the same time, my oldest worse than the youngest. They looked like small red circles with almost a pimple head when they started. Slight fever, little runny nose. Itchy!!! Calamine lotion worked, and a light tee shirt. started on the belly, worked to the back and groin area. Went away in about 10 days... good luck
Sarah - posted on 10/14/2009
What is your child's age? Has he/she been exposed to it that you know of? My son is just finally over hand, foot and mouth disease and a friend's kid had this recently too, but in him the doctors originally thought it was chicken pox, so they must be somewhat similar and it's the time of year for that. Webmd.com is a great site for finding info about sicknesses, you can just put in chicken pox in the search and it will pull it right up for you.
If you're seeing a rash and fever definitely get it checked out though. You can look in the mouth and see if there are any spots in there (similar to little blisters), if you find those kind of spots then it might be HFM.
Hope your child is better fast!
They'll look like little blisters that are mostly on the abdomen, and then spread out from there over a day or so. Probably accompanied by a fever and itchiness. If it isn't chicken pox, this page might help you figure out what kind of rash it is:
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