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Chickenpox (cont.)

Chickenpox Diagnosis

A doctor usually bases a diagnosis of chickenpox on the clinical history and physical findings. However, laboratory exams can be useful. Your doctor can test blister fluid if there is a concern about secondary skin infection by Staphylococcus or Streptococcus. If the blisters are infected with bacteria, such a bacterial culture can help determine which antibiotic may be needed.

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