Every blister is not chicken pox-Coxsackievirus

Every blister is not chicken pox-Coxsackievirus

Coxsackievirus is contagious. Do not panic, rush to doc immediately.

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Every blister is not chicken pox-Coxsackievirus

An infection is spreading among children which hits as blisters in mouth and on hands and feet. These blisters are not the chicken pox blisters. The looks are misleading and everyone needs to be careful if they discover blisters on their kids.

As per reports, almost 15 to 25 kids are daily being diagnosed with Coxsackievirus blisters of which look similar to those of chicken pox. 80 percent of the kids are in between the age of 3 months to 5 years and 20 percent are ranging between 5 to 18 years of age.

What has been noticed is that in most of the cases people are reporting in hospitals much later as everyone presumes that the children are suffering from chicken pox which is not actually the case. As per Dr. Poswal, anyone suffering from Coxsackievirus, experiences blisters in mouth and hands and feet. This infection is so painful that infants are unable to take their mother’s feed. Grown-ups find it difficult to eat.

The medical team says that one mustn’t get scared of this infection or panic as free medicines are available in the child-care (paediatric) ward. Children suffer from fever and burning sensation because of blisters. Tablets and gels are available in the hospitals and children recover within 4 to 10 days.


Mild to high fever, pain in the throat due to blisters, blisters on hands and feet and in the mouth, dry and chapped lips.

To avoid the infection from spreading:

The infection is contagious, so keep the affected children away from others.

Wash your child’s clothes properly.

Do not send your child to school.

Wash your hands with soap every time you touch the infected child.

Keep your surroundings as clean as possible.

Keep your child’s toys clean.

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