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Cause of chicken pox in adults - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   59 yr old female with chicken pox like rash since last Monday. Started with one bump on face. Spread to neck, chest, stomach, back, upper arms and thighs and buttocks. Headache, fever, small pain in abdomen, rash first red bumps and is turning to scabs this is 11th day.Have asthma since teenager. Take slow bid 300 2X day. No problems. Had vacination as child but never had chicken pox. Husband and son have had them. Do I have chicken pox at this age?
Doctor :   Let me read the query.
Doctor :   Chicken pox is an illness generally seen in young, however, can be seen in elderly too, especially if you haven't had it in the past.
Doctor :   I suggest you to consult your doctor for physical examination.
User :   Have takn advil pm, benedryl, calamine lotion and oatmeal baths. Not as itchy now. Don't know where I could have gotten them. Should I still see a doctor?
Doctor :   A visual examination is needed for the diagnosis of the condition.
User :   Ok, thank you very much. Best regards!
Doctor :   Hence, yes, I suggest you to consult your doctor - a dermatologist/general physician.
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me. Bye for now.
User :   Bye
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