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Is it chicken pox if...

(7 Posts)
Sanskritsista Fri 26-May-17 21:09:37

... it consists of about 12-15 spots clustered in one space (which look like CP) but the main symptoms are a temperature (at the start) and really really really bad diarrhea?

dementedpixie Sat 27-May-17 08:43:29

Sounds like shingles if they are localised in one area

Lj8893 Sat 27-May-17 08:48:07

Not likely to be shingles if the person in question hasent had chickenpox before.

Which area is it? Hand foot and mouth can sometimes look like chickenpox.

BrexitSucks Sat 27-May-17 08:51:33

Diarrhea isn't a usual symptom. ime, The high fever only comes with kids who are plastered with spots and after the CP has been there at least 2 days, not on day 1 with barely any spots.

Give us a pic of the spots?

dementedpixie Sat 27-May-17 09:19:07

But you can have had chicken pox without realising it if it was a very mild case

Crumbs1 Sat 27-May-17 09:23:52

Yes you can have just a few spots - particularly in very young who,retain some maternal immunity. Some children get more of a fever - and it is generally hot anyway. Some get diarrhoea but they can also,get a tummy bug alongside a chicken pox.

AStickInTime Sat 27-May-17 09:58:27

Sometimes hand foot and mouth can look like chicken pox.

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