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my son might have chicken pox and i need to know how you can tell if it's chicken pox

mom's please help this is my first child, he has red bumps all ova his back and face and legs and some on chest and i need to get your opinion.

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Asked by connor08 at 5:07 PM on Sep. 5, 2009 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • red, very, very itchy bumps, fever

    Answer by nickolesmommy02 at 5:09 PM on Sep. 5, 2009

  • he'll be itching like crazy if it is

    Answer by staciandababy at 5:36 PM on Sep. 5, 2009

  • look up a picture of chicken pox, and see if the rash looks the same. Consult his dr.

    Answer by BisketLiss at 5:38 PM on Sep. 5, 2009

  • They look like little reddish little blisters. They usually start in the warm areas of the body like the arm pits or back and bottom. Give a warm bath and see if more pop up. I would doubt that it is chicken pox though. With the majority of children being vaccinated for it you just don't see it very often. Has he been around anyone with them? If he is in daycare they would have to notify you if it was in the school...

    Answer by But_Mommie at 7:56 PM on Sep. 5, 2009

  • There should be a white dot in the middle of the red bumps. They should be firm when you press gently on them. Call the doctors office and describe the rash.

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 8:33 PM on Sep. 5, 2009

  • I don't know if you have fire ants where you live but chicken pox look like fire ant bites.

    Answer by dustbunny at 12:57 AM on Sep. 6, 2009

  • Look at images of chickenpox online. Keep him comfortable: lots of liquids, calamine lotion, oatmeal baths, acetominophen (tylenol) if necessary.

    Unless he develops a very high fever, there is no need to phone a doctor.

    Answer by rkoloms at 6:26 AM on Sep. 6, 2009

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