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vaseline helps chicken pox scabs heal faster

A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Chicken Pox: Per the CDC: "A person with chickenpox can spread the disease from 1 to 2 days before they get the rash until all their chickenpox blisters have form ... Read More
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Dr. John Munshower
30 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: You are no longer contagious at least, once they are crusted. The chlorine may be somewhat burning, but it may help some patients in the healing proc ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
44 years experience Dermatology
Yes, indeed...: ...Assuming the child doing the touching has not been vaccinated against chicken pox, he or she could certainly get it that way.
Dr. Barry Bergman
41 years experience Pediatrics
Not the scabs: Chicken pox is spread mostly by mucous droplets and contact ith the vessicles directly. But not the scabs.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Glynis Ablon
29 years experience Dermatology
It may: if scabs fall off too early you can get scaring. I suggest staying away from water rides til all scabs have fallen off naturally, this is typcially on ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ashu Syal
Dr. Ashu Syal answered
30 years experience Pediatric Nephrology and Dialysis
Yes: Stay in modesty though. I don't believe having chicken pox can cause any adverse reaction with alcohol intake. In any case, the way you describe it, s ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Helen-louise Moore
25 years experience Pediatrics
Scars typically fade: It is not uncommon to experience scars immediately after having chicken pox. However these usually fade or become less visible in subsequent months.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yusr Aboushaar
32 years experience Pediatrics
Chickenpox: Sore throat is a sign of chickenpox due to vesicles in the throat , which resolves when the chickenpox lesions dries up . Thank you.
A 1-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
25 years experience Pediatrics
Less contagious: Scabbed lesions, no fever and overall improvement in symptoms are good indicators that the period of highest contagiousness has passed.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
60 years experience Family Medicine
Catching chicken pox: Not likely if all the pox sores have completely scabbed over, the child is no longer contageous. However if all the scabs are not completely scabbed ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
49 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes: Blisters come before scabs.

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