My daughter had Chickenpox when she was a toddler, but the last few days she has developed spots that look like chickenpox on her torso and neck, they are starting to spread down her arms, but she has no other symptons. Is it possable for her to contract chickenpox again? The spots also are on both sides of her torso and across her middle , that is why I don't think it is Shingles. She is 11.
Your daughter's current rash sounds nodescript, most likely some other virus. I would ignore it and just treat any itch with Benadryl cream or calamine. If it spreads or doesn't go away in a week, show your doctor.
You can't get chickenpox twice, but sometimes the first case was in fact another virus . . .
My 3 yr. old had a rash that started on his cheeks and then went down to his chest and then arms. It was diagnosed as Fifth
Disease. Sounds bad but, in reality, it is just a virus. Doc said just another childhood illness. It will run it's course and baby will be fine. I thought it was jsut a heat rash. Glad I decided to take him in. Hope this helps.
My nephew has also had chicken pox three times! He had it at 3, 6 and 8. The Dr told my sister that there are two forms of Chicken pox but most children only contract one of them. However he has been diagnosed with it 3 seperate times, the last one being this past year, when another child in the same class passed it on to him.
Copyright 1994-2016 MedHelp International. All rights reserved.
MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.