Scratching chickenpox blisters can lead to skin infections, not to mention scarring. In rare cases, infected chickenpox lesions can lead to toxic shock syndrome.
To keep children from scratching chickenpox blisters:
To help prevent irritation of chickenpox blisters:
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerJohn Pope, MD, MPH - PediatricsAnne C. Poinier, MD - Internal MedicineKathleen Romito, MD - Family MedicineE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerThomas Emmett Francoeur, MD, CSPQ, FRCPC - Pediatrics
Current as ofMay 4, 2017
Current as of: May 4, 2017
John Pope, MD, MPH - Pediatrics
& Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine & Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Thomas Emmett Francoeur, MD, CSPQ, FRCPC - Pediatrics
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