What Rash Looks like Chicken Pox but Isn't?

Q:
What rash looks like chicken pox but isn’t?

A:
Many people recognize chickenpox for its characteristic itchy, blistering rash. But a number of other conditions can also cause a rash like chickenpox including:

  • shingles
  • smallpox
  • herpes simplex virus type 1 or 2
  • coxsackie virus
  • echovirus
  • rickettsialpox

To learn more you should go to a medical professional.

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