Is it chicken pox? Red itchy rash all over body.

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Male age 8 has red itchy rash all over body

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A picture is worth a thousand words.  Red itchy rash in a child could be chicken pox. But, it could also be other conditions, such as scarlet fever, scabies, pityriasis rosea, mumps, etc..

It might be, but allergies can also cause red itchy rash all over the body. You can apply calamine for him, which should relieve his itchy feeling. But as for the definite diagnosis, you should consult a dermatologist or your PCP. The real treatments should be based on the final diagnosis. E.g., antiviral treatment for chicken pox, while antihistamine or steroids for allergy.
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