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what is the best cure for chicken pox

A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience Pediatrics
None: Except for unusual circumstances, chickenpox is a self-limiting condition in normal healthy individuals.
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Chicken pox: Calamine lotion tends to soothes the skin and helps with itch . Antihistamines can also be tried . Older antihistamines like phenergan tend to work b ... Read More
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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Comfort measures: Most will erupt over 6-7 days & the blisters come out in waves.Bathing 2-3 times daily in tepid water helps reduce the chance individual open blis ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Garron Miller
21 years experience Pediatrics
None: The only treatment is prevention. The varicella vaccine should be administered at 12mo of age and at 4-6 years of age. If you do get chicken pox, ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Ho answered
13 years experience Infectious Disease
Depends: If there are no other symptoms in a child, it is often just supportive care - rest, fluids, anti-fever medications. In adults, the course is more sev ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Depends: Most chickenpox will self heal over a week or so in kids.There are antiviral medications that can suppress the intensity of the illness if taken early ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Scott
17 years experience Dermatology
Cosmetic surgery: Just like with real estate, it's all about location, location, location. Site of scarring determines intervention choice. Fractional laser, medium dep ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
None: If by homemade, you mean it is something that you can make yourself, the answer is none.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alissa Zenack
21 years experience Pediatrics
Chicken Pox: Chicken Pox is a virus that is preventable by receiving 2 varicella vaccinations. If you already have chicken pox, the treatment is supportive. You ... Read More
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A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charlene Sojico
40 years experience Pediatrics
Steroids: Depends on the severity of eczema, your physician may prescribe a mild to strong potency topical steroids. Use moisturizer and skin cleansers instead ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerome Litt
70 years experience Dermatology
CURE FOR PIMPLES: I don't know how old you are or if you are male or female. But for the time being, stop nuts and peanut butter. Stop chocolate; cut down on dairy prod ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rishi Kumar
7 years experience Anesthesiology
Permethrin 5% Cream: Permethrin 5% cream (prescribed by your physician) is applied to all skin surfaces below the neck and left on overnight. Repeat this application one w ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Marybeth Lambe
44 years experience Travel Medicine
Prescription Rx: First get diagnosed properly. Sometimes what we think we have, masquerades as something else. With scabies, the longer you wait, the longer you itch! ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
50 years experience Endocrinology
Vitiligo: Regrettably that cannot be answered on-line. You must see your primary doctor soon and he/she will likely refer you to a dermatologist or other specia ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Kase
44 years experience Podiatry
Colchicine: The best cure for gout is a two-step process. In the initial stages of gout, the best treatment is colchicine or an anti-inflammatory medication speci ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
Prevention: Usually meds are needed. Diet alone is difficult to control.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Peppercorn
42 years experience Dermatology
Scars: No complete cure is likely. Time usually improves them. Mederma is popular to apply but will only help a little. Surgery or injectable fillers may hel ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hettinger
35 years experience Podiatry
Can't really get RID: Of scars, but you can reduce their noticibility. Use a cream called Mederma to reduce the appearance of scars.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
53 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Rx meds if active: No cure but control of break outs with rx will shorten the outbreak & shorten the duration of the outbreak. Contagious is high with outbreaks.No sex, ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience Endocrinology
Pimples cure?: What is cure for pimples? ANS: I do not know your age or gender so hard to tell. If a teenager the "cure" is wait till your hormones stabilize and the ... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Nothing: Colds get better, with or without treatment in about a week.
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