Where on the body does the chickenpox rash spread?

The rash associated with chickenpox usually begins on the face, chest, and back, and can pretty much spread everywhere. This means that you can find blisters in the mouth, ears, nose, scalp, and genital area. Be careful when applying any anti-itch creams to sensitive areas. And try not to aggravate any mouth blisters with foods that are hot or are laden with spices.

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