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A 21-year-old female asked:

can a pitted scar from chikenpox fill in over time?

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Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 25 years experience
It's possible : but unlikely. Appearance should improve somewhat with time, but ver deep or large pits will probably still be noticeable.

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A 21-year-old member asked:

If I scratch at my chickenpox, will they scar?

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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Possibly: It is possible for any cause of skin scratching to scar. Each person has individual variability in that regard. Simple anti-itching methods such as baking soda baths and calomine lotion may help.
A 34-year-old member asked:

What's to be done about chickenpox scar?

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Dr. Barry Press
Plastic Surgery 44 years experience
Improve, not remove.: Scars cannot be removed but there is a large variety of techniques to improve their appearance, both surgical and non-surgical. They also improve with time. See a dermatologist or board-certified plastic surgeon to evaluate your options. Good luck!
A 49-year-old member asked:

I was accidentally scratched by someone with chickenpox. Will it leave a scar?

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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Could: No more than any other scratch might.Keep it clean and use some emolliant when healing such as vitamin e oil.
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A 16-year-old female asked:

I have hit off my scabs ( accidentally) and one has left a little hole , will that turn into a scar ? My chickenpox have turned black is that normal?

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Dr. Clarence Grim
Endocrinology 57 years experience
Chickenpox: May leave a scar. May not. Time will tell. black is normal.

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