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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:
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerJohn Pope, MD, MPH - PediatricsKathleen Romito, MD - Family MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Current as ofMarch 28, 2018
Current as of:
March 28, 2018
John Pope, MD, MPH - Pediatrics
& Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
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