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Dr. Andrew Rynne
Dr. Andrew Rynne

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How to rule out chicken pox?

Trying to figure out what kind of rash I have. It looks like chicken Pox. Doesn t have puss in the middle. But after I scratch it has a Little dry dot in the middle as if it dried out. They aren t in one spit they are all over. It stared on my trunk and chest. Very itchy and tingling. Very uncomfortable. Had like hot flashes headaches, stomach aches, diarrhea really bad and nausea. Eyes. Hurt itch under left ear. Rash starting to spread down legs mostly on left side. Have it on back and arms mostly on left side Breast have rash and a lot of tingling.
Fri, 15 Apr 2016
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Dermatologist 's  Response
hi. I have read your question and understand your concern.

the symptoms you have described can be of chicken pox. for confirmatory diagnosis you will need to see a dermatologist. most chicken pox cases can be diagnosed clinically. but since you have specifically asked for confirmation of diagnosis, you can get a tzanck smear done. tzanck smear is a small office procedure. fluid from one of your lesions will be stained and examined. it only takes few minutes.

hope this was helpful. for any further questions please get back to us. thanks.
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