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What to do for chicken pox?

What to do for chicken pox?

Stay Home/Meds: 1 Stay at home as it is very contagious 2 Take Tylenol (acetaminophen) if you have fever 3Take Benadryl for itching 4Drink plenty of fluids 5Ask your doctor for a course of Anti Viral therapy early on like Zovirax for 5 days to shorten the course of disease Most of the time you will recover in 7to10days If any complications consult your Doctor asap ...Read more

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Dr. James Ferguson
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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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How does chicken pox occur?

How does chicken pox occur?

Respiratory or touch: Wild chickenpox is transmitted by infected patients from 24 hours or more before the first spots for 6 days after the first ones appear.It can pass as airborne particles or through direct contact with secretions.A few hours in the room with a patient can pass it to a susceptible person.After passage, it incubates from 10-21 days before causing spots.A vaccine is available to prevent it. ...Read more

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How should I treat chicken pox?

How should I treat chicken pox?

Be clean; treat itch: Toddlers with chicken pox usually don't need much treatment. The bumps will break and dry up into little scabs over a week. Tylenol (acetaminophen) can be used for fevers the first few days. Regular baths each day will keep the skin clean. Oral plain Benadryl can decrease itching. Older toddlers can try anti-itch skin lotions that don't contain diphenhydramine. More severe cases should be seen by a doctor. ...Read more

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How does chicken pox be avoided?

How does chicken pox be avoided?

Vaccinate: Chickenpox is one of the most contagious illnesses that affect humans.As little as an hour in the same room with an infected person has a 95% rate of passing it on to susceptable persons.It can be passed in airborn droplets, saliva or debris from blisters. A vaccine has been available in the us since 1995. ...Read more

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What works best for chicken pox?

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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Could i possibly have chicken pox?

Why you think so: Why do you think you may have chicken pox.If you have symptoms and signs of chicken pox then only you can have chicken pox. ...Read more

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What r the symptoms of chicken pox?

What r the symptoms of chicken pox?

Fever and blisters : Chickenpox is caused by the varicella virus. There is often an initial associated fever and a rash that consists of small blisters on a red base (dew drop on a rose petal appearance). There may also be sores in the mouth. Most people have either been vaccinated or can be immune from childhood exposure. Blood titers can be checked to see if you are immune or have been recently infected. See doctor. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of chicken pox?

Chicken pox : Chicken pox is a infection caused by a virus . Typical symptoms comprise of prodrome of runny nose , watery eyes and fever followed by appearance of itchy bumps which change to fluid filled blisters . Rashes start on abdomen and back and spread to other areas of body . There is no treatment besides using paracetamol for fever and calamine lotion or pinetarsal for itching . ...Read more

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How dangerous is it to have chicken pox?

How dangerous is it to have chicken pox?

Can be serious: Individuals who are at high risk to develop severe chicken pox are: anyone on immunosuppressives, e.g., transplant recipients; pregnant women; newborns under 5 days old. They often develop severe complication such as respiratory failure associated with varicella pneumonia. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of the chicken pox?

Skin and system: Since chicken pox (varicella) is a viral disease patients often have a prodrome of non-specific viral symptoms (fever, feeling bad, etc) before the rash develops. A patient is contagious until all of the lesions have crusted over. ...Read more

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Small Skin Bumps (Definition)

Small skin bumps can be indicative of a rash or other irritant-induced condition, but may also indicate other ...Read more