Posted by: Ang | 2008/08/15

Rash ...

My colleague started on Tuesday with a small rash, only a few spots but she was VERY itchy. Now on Friday, she is spotty all over, looks kind of like hives but not as big or swollen. Its not chicken pox because there are no blisters. (How long does it take for Chickenpox to blister)? She was feeling under the weather last week, no fever or anything but just slightly flu-ish! Any suggestions? We have been on a diet since Monday, eating a lot of raw fruit and veg –  but she has not had anything to eat that she has not had before?

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It is difficult to give advice on a dermatological condition if you are not able to examine the patient. In the light of your explanation, it is possible that she has a viral manifestation. If she does have chickenpox, it will start with a rash that spreads all over the body and is very itchy. The rash is usually small, red elevated spots. Blisters will form after a period of seven to ten days.

She should consult a doctor to confirm chickenpox.

Kind regards

Dr Anrich Burger

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