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HI, I have had about 7 bouts of shingles this year and am

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HI,
I have had about 7 bouts of shingles this year and am currently at the tail end of my 7th bout now. However, my one and a half year old broke out in spots yesterday at the back of his neck and on his trunk which looked like the beginning of chickenpox, the ones on his trunk seem to have mainly disappeared overnight but the ones on the back of the neck are still there and they seem to be the itchiest. In addition to his he has a cough, has had a runny nose, been quite irritable and had an upset stomach a couple of days ago. I am left wondering if this is maybe a mild case of chickenpox he is displaying?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Paediatrics
Expert:  Dr. Y. Vasavada replied 2 years ago.
Dr. Yogindra Vasavada :

Hello, Yes it could be if he is still not vaccinated for it..

Dr. Yogindra Vasavada :

Please use tylenol for pain etc and benadryl for itching especially before naps and night.

JACUSTOMER-dlpyxlz1- :

We don't get vaccinations here in the UK as standard for chickenpox,

Dr. Yogindra Vasavada :

please continue bath with soap and apply calamine lotion over red lesions.

JACUSTOMER-dlpyxlz1- :

I wanted to check as it just seemed a bit strange with some appearing and then disappearing

Dr. Yogindra Vasavada :

The lesions appear in crops and one can see all stages.

JACUSTOMER-dlpyxlz1- :

ok brilliant, thanks for your help and advice. I shall keep him in quarantine until the lesions dry up and crust over.

Dr. Yogindra Vasavada :

most lesions have fluid filled blisters which may turn yellow from white.

Dr. Yogindra Vasavada :

Good luck to him and others.

JACUSTOMER-dlpyxlz1- :

thanks every so much. bye

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Expert:  Dr. Y. Vasavada replied 2 years ago.
You are welcome and thanks.

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