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My 4 year daughter has chicken pox. They seem to be starting

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My 4 year daughter has chicken pox. They seem to be starting to heal on her body but not around her genital areas where they have been longest. Why is this and is she still contagious?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Paediatrics
Expert:  Pediatrician replied 2 years ago.
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Chickenpox rash appears as successive crops of lesion

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So the rashes on the body will show different phase of healing - Some will be new, some will be healing , some will be having crust and some totally healed

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It may be associated with itching.scratching may lead to secondary bacterial infection. This may delay the healing.

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A newer crops of lesions and a possible secondary bacterial infection might explain the rash still persisting in a particular area on the body

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She will remain contagious till all the lesions become crusted.

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Expert:  Pediatrician replied 2 years ago.
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If you have questions after reading my answer, be sure to let me know.
I am Dr.R.K and I am pleased to assist you.
Chickenpox rash appears as successive crops of lesions.
So the rashes on the body will show different phase of healing - Some will be new, some will be healing , some will be having crust and some totally healed.
It may be associated with itching. Scratching may lead to secondary bacterial infection. This may delay the healing.
Newer crop of lesions and a possible secondary bacterial infection might explain the rash still persisting in a particular area on the body.
She will remain contagious till all the lesions become crusted.
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