|Flea Bite Vs Chicken Pox
Flea bite is very often mistaken for chicken pox because the bumps look very similar to blisters that one gets in chicken pox. However, the two are not the same and flea bite vs chicken pox are far apart when one is caused due to an insect bit while the other is caused due to a viral infection.
Knowing the difference of flea bite vs chicken pox will allow you take appropriate treatment at the right time so that you do not put yourself or a child in any danger. A flea bite is like a rash with small bumps and it itches a lot. Invariably due to constant scratching, the rash tends to bleed. Usually a flea will bite you in the armpit or the fold of a joint like that of the knee or elbow. When you press the area of the rash, it invariably turns white. The rash can spread to other areas or it can be localized to the area where you were bitten by the flea.
In contrast, chicken pox is caused to varicella zoster virus and initial symptoms are fever, fatigue, backache and headache. Thereafter red spots develop which become fluid-filled blisters in a few hours. The rash and blisters spread through out the body and are itchy. However, by the fifth day, the blisters start oozing and by the seventh day they crust over. Usually chicken pox infection disappears after 16 days.
Chicken pox is contagious while flea bite is not. You can get chicken pox by coming into contact with an infected person or breathing the air when the infected person coughs or sneezes. However, you get the rash of flea bite only when you are bitten by a flea and fleas are usually present on dogs and cats.
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