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Video:What Does Chicken Pox Look Like?

with Dr. Debra Jaliman

Chicken pox are red blisters that often affect children. Learn more about what chicken pox look like in this helpful video.See Transcript

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Transcript:What Does Chicken Pox Look Like?

Hi, I’m Dr. Deborah Jaliman, a board certified dermatologist in New York City, for About.com to talk about what chicken pox look like.

Chicken Pox are Blisters

When you first see chicken pox, they look like little red bumps, but then they quickly turn into blisters. The blisters occur on the trunk first, and then they spread to the face and extremities. These blisters are often small blisters that occur on a red base, and in dermatology we always call this dew drops on a rode petal because the small blisters are on this red, rosy base.

Chicken Pox Blisters Become Crusty

Quickly, the blisters turn into crusts, especially since they’re very itchy, and people often scratch them, and the blisters break and turn into this crusted area.People cam have anywhere from a hundred to two hundred blisters. So, you get many, many blisters all over the body starting centrally on the trunk and spreading out to the face and extremities.

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