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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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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 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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What is the best treatment for chicken pox?

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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Is gluthaione an effective treatment to evenly lighten the body? I had chicken pox 2 years ago sand still have black marks all over my body.

Is gluthaione an effective treatment to evenly lighten the body? I had chicken pox 2 years ago sand still have black marks all over my body.

No: Any oral treatment claiming to change the color of skin is going to work on all the skin, not just the darker spots. The inflammation of the skin with chicken pox most often leaves a little dimple, but often excess pigment occurs. This will fade very slowly over several years. ...Read more

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Treatment for chicken pox scars?

Treatment for chicken pox scars?

Depends on: Where the scars are many: fillers excision face lift laser fraxel pixel chemical peels see a plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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Chickenpox scars? What treatment can completely erase chicken pox scars? If not completely at-least to the most?

Chickenpox scars? What treatment can completely erase chicken pox scars?
If not completely at-least to the most?

There : There are multiple options for scar therapies. You should seek out a dermatologist or plastic surgeon to evaluate. Options range from fillers like Restylane (dermal fillers) and juvederm to resurfacing therapies like fractional co2 lasers and dermabrasion. Other treatments include subcission- loosening up scars or cutting out the scars entirely. It may take multiple treatments before you are satisfied with the results, but have patience, and know that it is a process. At las vegas dermatology, we use the smart skin co2 laser by cynosure to resurface skin and remove pock marks. ...Read more

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I have red dots in my clitorus they aren't bumps almost look like chicken pox. Cause? Diagnosis? Treatment?

See your doctor: It's difficult to say what they could be without an exam. You should see your doctor and make sure it is not an STD or other type of infection. ...Read more

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How do i know if what my child has is chicken pox or an allergic reaction to amoxicillin? she finished treatment 3 days ago and spots barely appeared

How do i know if what my child has is chicken pox or an allergic reaction to amoxicillin? she finished treatment 3 days ago and spots barely appeared

Rash: The 2 rashes are very different. The rash with chickenpox generally erupts initially on the chest. They start off as red spots in clusters that form blisters with little indentations. An allergic rash looks more like hives and can also be a virus. Hives look like welts and move around. They are both itchy. A picture for your doctor may be helpful. All the best. ...Read more

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