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Chicken Pox in adults?

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  • Posted By: Poxy Roxy
  • May 1, 2008
  • 03:03 PM

I am 27 years old and I have never had chicken pox. About a week ago I noticed two small bumps, one on my clavicle and one on my stomach, that itched. Having cats I thought these were flea bites and I scratched them. Three to four days later I noticed I had lost my appetite, become fatigued and felt a dull all-over ache. By the next day I had a bad headache and felt very sore in the joints. The following day I thought the top of my head was going to blow off and my body felt beaten. By the last day mentioned, more tiny spots began to arise. In the days that followed their appearances increased rapidly and the bumps began to itch and a few appeared blistery. I waited one more day before heading to the E.R. where they labeled this a generic rash. Now, this so called generic rash has spread to my ears, my underarms, my back, torso, breasts, feet, face, and genitals. It's also on my scalp. Does this sound like chicken pox to anyone else but me? The doc says it's not, but I need a second opinion before I go back to him for any more "help."

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  • Are some of the lesions crusted over? or all they all blistering at once?Chickenpox has waves of lesions that appear - they start off as tiny blisters and quickly (within 1 day) start to crust over. And then a new wave of lesions appear.If this is how yours are - you need to call your doctor, not just go in. Chickenpox is extremely contagious and most health professionals recommend that a patient not come in as they might come in contact with immunocompromised or non-immune patients. In actuality, if a clinic has a chickenpox pt, the room has to be sterilized and closed and locked for 24 hrs to prevent furhter transmission.Take a look at a couple images on google or yahoo - they have some good examples.Amanda
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