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Best Cream For Chicken Pox
Yes: But would not put these creams over open lesions. Why not wait until you are all better? ...Read more
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
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
I suffered of chicken pox 6 months ago and left out with 2 mild scars which decreased over time but I would like to know any cream for complete recvry?
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?
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
3rd day of suffering from Chicken pox. The itchiness is crazy, most especially in my genital area. Please recommend a cream for that?
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
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've trouble socialising becoz of dark chicken pox pot mark on my face, used Mederma btnot much help. Any other creams? Derma-treatment too expensive 4me
Scar: It may not be as noticeable as you think but you can see a dermatologist for your options ...Read more
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
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
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
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
My son has chicken pox he's very unwell with it fever sickness stomach pain, what's the best remedy for him I have piriton and calamine lotion?
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
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
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