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what does chicken pox look like??

(12 Posts)
mrspink27 Wed 23-Mar-05 13:23:23

can anyone tell me what the spots look like, i have tried to find images on the web but cant!
thanks in advance

Lonelymum Wed 23-Mar-05 13:24:43

Raised red fluid filled spots usually but not always!!!!! Sorry can't be more helpful. I will see if I can find an image for you.

bundle Wed 23-Mar-05 13:24:47

how about these?

bundle Wed 23-Mar-05 13:25:48

quite a good one

Lonelymum Wed 23-Mar-05 13:26:10


Lonelymum Wed 23-Mar-05 13:27:38

God that boy in the second picture looks like he has smallpox rather than chickenpox! (although I do remember thinking that about my children when they had chicken pox too!)

bundle Wed 23-Mar-05 13:28:26

lonelymum, that pic looks like flea bites (which is what me/gp decided dd1 had and then sent her into nursery to infect even more people..)

Lonelymum Wed 23-Mar-05 13:34:19

You mean the picture I found? Yes it does look a bit mild but I think between us we found three very different pictures of chicken pox which I think is good for helping mrspink27 identify it.

kama Wed 23-Mar-05 13:37:19

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mrspink27 Wed 23-Mar-05 13:38:03

thanks everyone, have to compare and contrast 3 very small spots now... will let you know!
2nd pic is very verrrry scary!

bundle Wed 23-Mar-05 13:41:48

absolutely lonelymum, i seem to remember they start off like the little blisters and then the scabs go a bit beserk.

Lonelymum Wed 23-Mar-05 13:44:11

Well, as I said, when my children got it, I couldn't stop thinking about those poor people in days gone by who would have caught smallpox and (if they were lucky) survived it and were scarred for life. But, no matter how bad your child looks, most of the spots do disappear very quickly and without trace (none of my children are scarred from chicken pox)

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