My daughter has developed a rash after receiving the chicken pox shot. Has this happened to anyone else?

Stephanie - posted on 03/11/2009 ( 11 moms have responded )

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My daughter received the chicken pox shot approximately 7 weeks ago. Two weeks after the shot, I noticed a small red spot at the injection site. The doctor said it was a mild case of the chicken pox as a reaciton to the shot. However, the spot has now turned into a rash which is all over. No doctors, so far, can give me diagnosis. Has anyone else experienced a similar reaction? If so, what is it?

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My daughter had the exact same thing happen - her rash looked EXACTLY like she had the chicken pox, except the bumps never got crusted. I even took pics and it looks like she had the chicken pox. They just stayed swollen for a week or so and then disappeared. Doc said this is pretty common, but it didn't happen to my son, only my daughter. Keep an eye on it...... and possibly report the reaction through the proper disease channels as the other mom said.

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Tris - posted on 03/11/2009

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I agree with the person who said to report it to VAERS.  I believe the statistic I read was that 1 in 20 develop a rash after being given the chicken pox vaccination.

Stephanie - posted on 03/11/2009

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Thanks to everyone.  We have been to the doctor, it seems like every week with no results.  They are sending her to a pediatric dermotologist in Hershey, PA.  Hopefully we can get down to the bottom of this soon.

Stephanie - posted on 03/11/2009

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I wouldn't say her butt is sore, but the rash has spread to her butt cheeks and she scratches at her butt, but  not sore.

Holly - posted on 03/11/2009

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my son who will be 18 months soon he had like a rash and small pimples on his butt the doctoers put him on lactose free milk it semed to work .is her butt sore ?

Elizabeth - posted on 03/11/2009

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It is normal for a child to get a rash after recieving the chicken pox vacination. My son did not have a reaction at the injection site, but 2 -4 weeks after, he developed a rash all over. Your doctor should have warned you that 2+ weeks after injection many children react this way. However, if you are still really concerned bring him to a clinic and read up about possible reactions to this drug.

Mindy - posted on 03/11/2009

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My cousin had received the shot and within a month came down with chicken pox. When they asked her Dr. He said that there are 2 kinds believe it or not a domestic and wild version. So they only immunize for one not the other so our kids can still catch it. My cousin is 12 now and has had the wild version 6 times. I've heard that acidophiles really helps them fight it. My son had impetigo outbreaks which are from the same virus and if he takes his supplement it doesn't happen or if when it breaks out he starts taking it, it goes away within 2-3 days. I hope this helps

Tamara - posted on 03/11/2009

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https://secure.vaers.org/VaersDataEntryintro.htm

This is the link to report your daughter's reaction. Also make sure that her rash is noted as a VACCINE REACTION in her medical records.

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something along that line happened to my son. it started out small and red around the injection site, then got to the size of a quarter rash. i talked tothe pedi's office that gave him the shot and she said what was happening was normal but if it got to a rash all over its a reaction to the vaccine and he should be brought into the dr. my son got his on the 18th of Feb, and the rash around the injection site is just now going away. to be safe i would call here pedi.

Tamara - posted on 03/11/2009

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I can't say anything as my daughter hasn't received any vaccinations since she was about 9 months old. However, as it is a reaction to the vaccine you should report it to VAERS so it can be documented.

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