A Lump Filled With Fluid Returned After Chickenpox Had Almost Healed?
I want it, a few weeks ago I had chicken pox, and only about 100 nodules (not too much). But it is dry and almost cured. But after the chicken pox former had dried and peeled off, it turned out that some red pimples appeared on my chest and thighs. Is this chicken pox or what? Because as far as I know people who have been infected, minimal to be infected a second time. And if it’s smallpox, will the nodules arise in a large capacity? Because previously only about 100 nodules. thanks.
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It is true, people who have had chicken pox (varicella) will often experience immunity to the virus, so it is not easy to experience smallpox again. However, this also does not necessarily mean you are not likely to experience recurrent chickenpox at all. In very rare conditions, chickenpox can occur more than once, for example due to a different strain of the virus, or it could also be due to the patient's immune system that is weak. It could also, after recovering from smallpox, the Varicella zoster virus that was previously dormant around the central nervous system reactivates and travels through nerve fibers and then to the surface of the skin, causing chickenpox (herpes zoster). Clinically, nodules on the skin that arise from chicken pox can be very similar to nodules caused by chicken pox. The difference is, nodules due to smallpox is generally localized only on one side of the body, and only limited to the area of the skin that is innervated by the affected nerve fibers. These conditions may be the basis of your current complaint.
It could also, nodules on your chest and thighs actually appear due to other causes, such as folliculitis, miliaria, scabies, milia, skin tags, contact dermatitis, hyperkeratosis, dermatitis herpetiformis, cyst pilaris, keloid, and so on. Some of the causes of these nodules can spread and grow in greater numbers, while some others do not. This can be known by you checking yourself directly to the nearest doctor or dermatologist. Could be, to identify the cause of these nodules, the doctor will direct you to undergo a biopsy. In the meantime, you should not squeeze or slough off any nodules that appear on your chest and thighs. Improve your personal hygiene, i.e. by taking a clean bath and also wearing clean clothes. If the nodules feel itchy, you can sprinkle the salicyl powder first to reduce the itching. Do not forget, avoid skin contact with substances that are allergenic or irritative so that inflammation does not occur.
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