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Child with small red spot on his neck, had chicken pox. Cause for the Measles?

My 8 yr old son has two or three small red raised spots on the side of his neck at the back. I don t know if this is anything sinister or if he has caused this by scratching . He also has a flat, red area approx 6mm across on the back of his head just below the bone that sticks out at the back of the head. Can you give me any advice- he has had chicken pox but I am concerned about the outbreak of measles at the moment.
Asked On : Sat, 2 Feb 2013
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Usually Measles presents with Fever, running nose, cough and red eyes.

Rash appears about 3 to 4 days after fever and it appears behind the ears first, then progresses to face, neck, trunk and limbs. Its a red rash and no blisters are seen.

Chicken pox presents with blisters and the rashes are more on the trunk. Usually immunity after chicken pox is life long. So its unlikely that your kid has chicken pox.

If possible try to upload the picture of those rashes.

If rash persists/ spreads to other areas/ he develops fever etc its better that you see your Pediatrician at the earliest.
Hope my answer helps you.

Wish your son good health.
Answered: Sun, 3 Feb 2013
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