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Chickenpox (Definition)

Caused by the varicella-zoster virus, chicken pox results in a blister rash that starts on the stomach, back, and face and spreads throughout the entire body. These small itchy blisters eventually scab over. Associated symptoms include itching, fatigue, malaise, and a fever. The most effective method to prevent spreading of the varicella virus is ...Read more


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What sort of creams are effective for old scars? By chicken pox

What sort of creams are effective for old scars? By chicken pox

None: It is doubtful that creams will eradicate scarring, regardless of the source. Consultation with a plastic surgeon may be of value and provide several potential avenues by which to deal with this. Good luck. ...Read more

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Which type of cream to remove scars of chicken pox?

Which type of cream to remove scars of chicken pox?

AHA's and Retinoids: The most effective topical creams to reduce scars is Alpha hydroxy acids such as glycoloic or Lactic Acid containing creams. Retinoids in the form of retinol, retinoic acid and tretinoin containing creams are also helpful. ...Read more

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I have chicken pox marks on my face...Suggest me a cream to fade it plzzz?

I have chicken pox marks on my face...Suggest me a cream to fade it plzzz?

Limited options: This is best treated with laser. A series of light facial peels may be beneficial in reducing the appearance of the scars. ...Read more

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I had chicken pox they have left black marks on my face. Will these black marks go away. Is there any cream to fade marks these marks quickly.

I had chicken pox they have left black marks on my face. Will these black marks go away. Is there any cream to fade marks these marks quickly.

Fade with time: They will fade with time. Mederma may help as can shea butter. Look at a product called protandim as well...You need to find a distributor in your area. Vit e oil can also help a little as can a product called schmoove (look at www. Sijinbao. Com for practitioners near you). ...Read more

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My daughter has chicken pox I have already had them wen I was about 11. Can I get these again or the shingles if im round her or puttin cream on her?

My daughter has chicken pox I have already had them wen I was about 11. Can I get these again or the shingles if im round her or puttin cream on her?

Chicken pox: Are you sure? Children in the U.K. Are vaccinated now against chicken pox.

You cannot get them again and her infection cannot trigger shingles in you. To all those reading... There is a chicken pox vaccine for children! ...Read more

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Is there any medications or cream to reduce the swelling and redness of a chicken pox rash? Please help. Thanks

Timing is important: Any medication used has to be at the onset of the chicken pox rash, and clinical history will help your pcp determine if you can use it or not. Valtrex (valacyclovir) is the medicine associated with herpes, shingles, chicken pox. So, don't delay and you should go in an have your pcp examine your rash, and identify the source, and then s/he can over your treatment options. ...Read more

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Chicken pox 3rd day will using zovirax (acyclovir) cream for face help in healing or prevent from scar?

Possible: The anti-viral creams will shorten the duration of the illness, and in so doing, may help prevent some scars possibly forming. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have a chicken pox scar besides my lip. It's been there since 10 yrs now! Can I use fade creams like depi white to fade it a bit? Or chemical peel?

I have a chicken pox scar besides my lip. It's been there since 10 yrs now! Can I use fade creams like depi white to fade it a bit? Or chemical peel?

Chicken pox scar: Many chicken pox scars are depressions in the skin. Deep ones need to be cut out and the skin closed with sutures. Shallow ones can be treated with dermabrasion or lasers. ...Read more

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What is the best cure for chicken pox?

What is the best cure for chicken pox?

AntiViralZovirax: Chicken pox is usualy mild disease which takes it's own course
One can use Anti viral therapy early in the course which will shorten the course and make patient better faster ...Read more

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I have chicken pox and I need to rid of them fast! What are the best ways to help?

I have chicken pox and I need to rid of them fast! What are the best ways to help?

Rid of them?: You are still considered contagious until the last one has dried up or 7 days from the first spot, whichever is later. You may be able to look better and have fewer spots on Acyclovir but the process must run its course. ...Read more

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What's the best treatment for chicken pox?

What's the best treatment for chicken pox?

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 blisters will become secondarily infected & adding Aveeno powder to the wash can soothe the itching. They remain contageous until the last blister has dried or 7 days. Some germs will be airborne if they cough. Avoid aspirin. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for chicken pox?

What is the best treatment for chicken pox?

Antibiotics/Symptoma: Treatment consist of
1 Anti Viral Antibiotics to start within 24 hours of rash starting
2Symptomatic
Tylenol for fever
Antihistamins for itching
Calamine Lotion
Hydration baths and soaks ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for chicken pox?

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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 severe and often requires antiviral medications. ...Read more

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What works best for chicken pox?

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 can take benadryl (diphenhydramine) every 6-8 hours as needed for itching and apply calamine lotion to your skin for itchiness. If you develop worsening symptoms, you should seek medical attention because there can be secondary complications with chicken pox. ...Read more

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What is the best way to stop the itch of chicken pox?

Chickenpox: There is no one thing that works but there are a few tricks. Warm showers may help. Oatmeal baths have some soothing properties. Calamine lotion can work but you wind up painting yourself pink! Systemic antihistamines can help but I would recommend the broad-spectrum, sedating ones as these tend to be more effective. If all else fails distraction techniques may work if you feel up to it. ...Read more

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What is the best way to clear the scars after chicken pox?

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 help some scars. ...Read more

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What is the best remedy for chicken pox scars?

What is the best remedy for chicken pox scars?

Cosmetic surgery: Just like with real estate, it's all about location, location, location. Site of scarring determines intervention choice. Fractional laser, medium depth chemical peel, punch excision, or focal filler injection may be used, but the body site and scar appearance are critical to modality choice. ...Read more

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How does chicken pox spread?

Contact: It's viral infection. Usually need contact with patient (who acts as source). ...Read more

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How do you treat chicken pox?

Chicken Pox: Making your child feel more comfortable is the main thing- no "cure". Give tepid baths with baking soda or oatmeal powder to soothe itching. Prevent scratching when possible. Your doctor may recommend Benadryl Syrup to decrease itching. Keep the skin clean, and cool. Tylenol (acetaminophen) for fever (NO aspirin) Call your doc if there is high fever. Get the varicella vaccine to prevent it in the first place!! ...Read more

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Can I have chicken pox again?

Can I have chicken pox again?

Rare if ever: If you had true cpx after a year of age you likely have lifelong immunity. People with immune defects or after a bone marrow transplant may be susceptable. Some have questioned whether kids having it under 6mo may be only partially protected, but there are few available to confirm this. You can have a blood test to see if you have antibody protection. Some blistering conditions mimic cpx and are wrong. ...Read more

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What is chicken pox look like?

ChickenPoxLookAlikes: Rashes which may look like chicken pox are
Herpes Simplex
Small Pox
Coxsakie Virus
Echo Virus
Ricketsiapox ...Read more

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How does a person get chicken pox?

How does a person get chicken pox?

By catching it: Chickenpox is caused by having a first time infection with a particular virus, the chickenpox or varicella-zoster virus. It is caught by touch and breath. ...Read more

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How did my child catch chicken pox?

How did my child catch chicken pox?

Chickenpox: Chickenpox is caused by a virus called varicella zoster. The virus is passed through oral and nasal secretions and close contact of unprotected individuals. If your child is immunized and becomes ill with chickenpox chances are the disease will be very mild.
The better immunization rates with our children create protection for all our kids.
Currently the vaccine is given at ages 1 and 4 years. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have chicken pox?

Pox: You get pox, which are 2-3mm blisters with a clear liquid in them. The skin under them is pink or red. They spread rapidly during the first 24 hours and scab over within 7 days. Sometimes there is fever, sore throat and the blisters itch. ...Read more

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What is another name for chicken pox?

Varicella: The name of the virus is the varicella virus which can cause either chickenpox or shingles. ...Read more