Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Wendy | 2010/06/14

Q.

Could it be chicken pox?

My son is 5 months old and yesterday developed insect bite looking red things on his face. He had 15 on his face yesterday and 3 more appeared today. He also has 4 on his one hand (these only came out today) - could this be chicken pox if only on face and hand? He has got a runny nose and cough. They do look a bit blistery today. How long will it take till all the spots show if this is chicken pox. What else could it be? Thank you

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

This could well be chicken pox. The illness usually lasts for 5 to 7 days.

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