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Itchy scabs on back. Difference between scabies and other rash caused by chicken pox virus?

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Would you tell me the difference between scabies and the other rash caused by the chicken pox virus. I have itchy
scabs (and areas) mostly on the back. A couple of the scabs (after a hot shower) seemed to be half on and half off and when i tried to pull them off, they wouldn't budge! When I DID get them off, they bled and burned!!!

Thank You,
Kathy
Asked On : Fri, 11 Oct 2013
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thanks for your querry,
as you asked scabies rash can occur mostly on face neck ,trunk hands
and it will be a maculopapular lesion ,but rash of chicken pox will be fluid filled vesicle ....both will itch ,bur you will get symptoms like fever ,in chicken pox but you wont be getting these symptoms in scabies.next chicken pox rash will form crust after 4days and it will start shedding off....but scabies rash will itch the most and it can spread to others tru close contact ,and by sharing of beddings ...but unless infected fluid of chicken pox comes in contact with your skin ,,,,it is not transferable
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