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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:
Current as of: December 12, 2018
Author: Healthwise StaffMedical Review: John Pope MD - PediatricsKathleen Romito MD - Family MedicineE. Gregory Thompson MD - Internal Medicine
Current as of:
December 12, 2018
Medical Review:John Pope MD - Pediatrics & Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine & E. Gregory Thompson MD - Internal Medicine
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