Is this monkey pox?

Posted by aida67674 @aida67674, Aug 19 8:31pm

These red bumps appeared on my arm is this monkey pox?

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If you have been exposed or possibly exposed, and have these symptoms You may have Monkey Pox:
https://www.cdc.gov/poxvirus/monkeypox/symptoms.html
Go to your doctor, Urgent Care or ER to be examined and tested. In the meantime stay away from other people, especially small children and people with other health problems. Wear a mask around others and keep your bedding towels and clothes away from others and wash eeparately. That means no socializing, going out, etc until you know.
Why do you think it might be monkey pox?

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@sueinmn

If you have been exposed or possibly exposed, and have these symptoms You may have Monkey Pox:
https://www.cdc.gov/poxvirus/monkeypox/symptoms.html
Go to your doctor, Urgent Care or ER to be examined and tested. In the meantime stay away from other people, especially small children and people with other health problems. Wear a mask around others and keep your bedding towels and clothes away from others and wash eeparately. That means no socializing, going out, etc until you know.
Why do you think it might be monkey pox?

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Because it is the small red bumps but I don’t have the symptoms. What do you think it is?

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@aida67674

Because it is the small red bumps but I don’t have the symptoms. What do you think it is?

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Sorry, I am not a doctor. And without a close look, nobody is going to be able to give you a definitive answer.

If you are in a high infection area and may have been exposed you should be cautious for further symptoms, especially if the bumps turn into pustules or begin to hurt, or you get additional symptoms. Monkey pox is still pretty rare in the USA, about 40,000 cases, or just about 12 people out of every 100,000.
Sue

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