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I am Mysticdoc, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.
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Based on your description, it seems like chicken pox.
the chicken pox lesions are like fluid filled blisters and can be itchy.
this can cause sore throat and swollen glands commonly.
This is a viral infection
Hence, antibiotic will not help.
This can be contagious--hence, contact with your son should be avoided till the blisters crust off completely usually 10 -14 days
the rash resolves on its own.
I am not itchy. The pharmacist I saw today said it is not chicken pox. If it were, from sunday to today the spots/buttons/fluid filled blisters would have been more. I have no more than 30 of these on my body
can you post a picture here?
hold while i try this
are these blisters painful?
not really. I feel a little tingly in the ones to my head and the back of my ear. I do not really have the urge to itch
Thanks for the picture.
This is very helpful.
this is likely a skin bacterial infection.
staphylococcus is a bacteria that resides on the skin commonly.
but sometime this can cause infection.
This is also known a impetigo in medical parlance.
Topical antibiotic ointment like Mupirocin should be helpful.
oral antibiotic like cephalexin or amoxicillin may be used as well.
It is contagious and better to avoid any skin contact with your son.
This should resolve within a week with antibiotic.
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