Chickenpox rash

Illustration of chickenpox rash

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The most distinctive sign of chickenpox infection is an itchy rash of red spots and blisters. It takes about 1 or 2 days for a chickenpox red spot (macule) to go through all of its stages, including blistering, bursting, drying, and crusting over.

Last Updated: May 21, 2008

Medical Review: Michael J. Sexton, MD - Pediatrics & Thomas Emmett Francoeur, MDCM, CSPQ, FRCPC - Pediatrics

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