Where Does Monkey Pox Rash Start?

The rash associated with monkey pox usually begins on the face and spreads to other parts of the body, including the trunk, arms, and legs. In some cases, it may spread to the palms of the hands and soles of the feet. The rash appears as small, red bumps that quickly progress to small vesicles (fluid-filled blisters) on an elevated red base.

The vesicles usually break, crust over, and heal by themselves without scarring. The lesions are often more numerous and severe on the face, trunk, and lower extremities.

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