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Suggest ways to rule out chicken pox

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Posted on Thu, 9 Nov 2017
Question: Is this start of chicken pox in 4 year old ?
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Answered by Dr. Diptanshu Das (10 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
The lesions in chicken pox are fluid filled.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for asking on HealthcareMagic.

I have gone carefully through your query and understand your concerns. I have checked the attached images. The rash in chicken pox is vesciculopapular, i.e. fluid filled. The image does not make it clear whether there was a fluid filled eruption that has burst. If that is the case, it could indeed be the start of expression of chicken pox. However, if it was not a fluid filled eruption, it is unlikely to be due to chicken pox.

Let me know if I could help further.

Regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Prasad
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Follow up: Dr. Diptanshu Das (3 hours later)
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Answered by Dr. Diptanshu Das (16 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Some viral infection

Detailed Answer:
Checked the images. The lesions do not seem to be fluid filled. In such a case it could be due to some other viral infection.

Regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Prasad
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Follow up: Dr. Diptanshu Das (2 hours later)
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Answered by Dr. Diptanshu Das (3 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Get CBC checked

Detailed Answer:
Looks the same. I would insist you to get a complete blood count done. It will help in ruling out a bacterial cause.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Raju A.T
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Suggest ways to rule out chicken pox

Brief Answer: The lesions in chicken pox are fluid filled. Detailed Answer: Thanks for asking on HealthcareMagic. I have gone carefully through your query and understand your concerns. I have checked the attached images. The rash in chicken pox is vesciculopapular, i.e. fluid filled. The image does not make it clear whether there was a fluid filled eruption that has burst. If that is the case, it could indeed be the start of expression of chicken pox. However, if it was not a fluid filled eruption, it is unlikely to be due to chicken pox. Let me know if I could help further. Regards