For about a month now i've had these little pimples on my chest and shoulders. They are now spreading to my neck and lower arms. They're almost like tiny pusticles that do puss and then theres a few hard lumps that feel like theres a ball in them but nothing comes out of them. Now my mother and my son have them too! The nurse at school says its chicken pox on my son but his Dr says no and has no idea what it is?? Does anyone know what this could possibly be?
With this lesions present with your mother and son, it highly points to an infectious and contagious cause. Chicken pox usually presents as a red, itchy rash that initially may look like insect bites. Small, liquid-filled blisters are also present which break open and crust over. The chickenpox rash occurs in three stages. First, there are raised pink or red bumps. These bumps will turn into fluid-filled blisters. And, finally, the vesicles will crust over and scab. All three of these stages may occur at once. The rash may also be accompanied by: fever, abdominal pain or loss of appetite, mild headache, body malaise or headache. The rash usually found in the face, scalp, chest and back and can also spread the entire body.
Are there other signs or symptoms present? Viral exanthems may also present with rash and needs to be ruled out. It is important to avoid scratching the lesions and to keep the area clean and dry. Drinking plenty of fluids and resting may help.
If it persists, it would be good to have this evaluated further by your dermatologist. Take care and keep us posted.
Aside from the risk of secondary infection, popping the lesions and direct contact with the rash can spread the varicella zoster virus to a person who has no immunity to the virus. This newly-infected individual may then develop chickenpox, but will not immediately develop shingles. Until the rash has developed crusts, a person is extremely contagious. The person is no longer contagious after the virus has disappeared.
Well its now been several months and noone has given me any real reason for this, i've been told probly folicitis or something like that, my mother and son have nothing but here i am still covered on my back and shoulders. I dont know i give up!
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.