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Chicken Pox Like Red Blisters Reappearing After Chicken Pox

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I was diagnized for chicken pox about an month back and I went through the struggle. I had fever for 4 days and all many red blister known for chicken pox. Everything got healed in about 20 days leaving little marks. Now after one month, I seem to be getting these blister sin the scalp, face adn the trunk. I fear it to be chicken pox again. Can anyone help me out on this question?
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replied January 8th, 2006
Post Chicken Pox Sores
Please see my post titled.."post chicken pox sores", I too seem to have the same symptons that you are having. If you fond anything out please lets share info on this affliction
thanks
hamilton
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replied January 8th, 2006
Chicken Pox
It's possible that you both ended up with a case of the shingles...Only a doctor can dx this. Good luck!
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replied January 9th, 2006
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I have already been diagnosed by a Dr. Chicken pox first, then another Dr. Said they had turned into ezema and a third says infection...
I am at my wits end, nothing seems to work.

Hamilton
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replied January 9th, 2006
Shingles
If you don't have the blisters on all parts of your body I do beliebve you have shingles.

I have lupus and have gotten shingles at least 5 times. I have never had a "band" of sores around my middle; it's always been from my chest up to the top of my head. {usually the blisters I get are larger than chix pox} one time I did get "internal" shingles and altho I didn't have any blisters at all I was dx'd with shingles..,.It caused a muscle in my back to jump constantly every few seconds and my shoulder to jump upwards {very noticable & painful} and it lasted for more than 3 months.

My shingles usually last for more 3 months and it drives me nuts. Don't believe that old adage that if the blisters have popped & crusted over the pox are no longer contagous. If you are suseptable you can very well develop the shingles when exposed to the pox...That's how I have gotten them every time.

I realize that my lupus is the reason I am so easily a magnet for them but your immune systems were compromised by having the pox not too long before getting the blisters again.

Did your doctors take a culture of the fluid inside one of the blisters? If not, then he can't say for certain that you have the pox again instead of the shingles.
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replied January 9th, 2006
Found This On Web About 2nd Pox Possibilities
Can you get chickenpox a second time?

Doctor's answer

that is a good question (and not at all an easy or simple one). To answer it, we would make three points:

normally you only get chickenpox once because the virus responsible for it elicits a powerful immune reaction that is highly protective against symptomatic reinfection, preventing another bout of chickenpox.

Repeat bouts of chickenpox can, however, occur in persons with severe disease of their immune system. For examples, in children and adults who are being immunosuppressed for a transplant or who have aids.

Shingles are a special story. The varicella-zoster virus that causes chickenpox (varicella) can later be reactivated and cause shingles (zoster). Shingles are rare in children and become more common in adults with age.

Hope this helps!
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replied March 21st, 2013
Skin condition or not?
I have a question if anyone can help. My son who is 25 and for the last 4 years suffers from what it looks like to me is chicken pox, its starts out as a blister looks dark like a blood blister then it burts weeps fluid and crusts over and leave pox like scars all over his body, never on his face but he has had them on his neck. He has had blood tests etc which came up with nothing and went to a skin specialist who did a skin graft and said he has no idea what it is but thinks it eczema, looks nothing like it to me but we are at a loss as to what is is and it is getting him down as it is scaring the body. Shingles were ruled out so any suggestions please?
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