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Dr. James Ferguson
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Chickenpox (Definition)

Chickenpox is an illness caused by a virus known as varicella zoster. The first time someone is infected with this virus, usually in childhood, he or she will develop an itchy rash consisting of vesicles or fluid filled, reddened blisters. Chickenpox is highly contagious and spread via infected individuals. We now have an effective ...Read more


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What can be done about deep chicken pox scars?

What can be done about deep chicken pox scars?

Plastic surgeon: A good plastic surgeon may give you several options to consider. Some dermatologists may also have expertise in this area. ...Read more

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Are chicken pox scars created from scratching?

Usually: Chicken pox causes pustules which itch intensely. The pustule damages the skin but the scratching makes it really worse. That's why your mother (and your dermatologist) told you not to pick at things on your skin! if you can protect the pustule from scratching damage, it usually heals with a minimal scar unless it gets infected with bacteria. ...Read more

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I got the chicken pox 2 months ago. I'm now left with a tonne of scars all over my body. My scars look dark and haven't faded yet.Should i be worried?

I got the chicken pox 2 months ago. I'm now left with a tonne of scars all over my body. My scars look dark and haven't faded yet.Should i be worried?

They will improve: It usually takes several months for scars to remodel. It is good to also use sunblock regularly to decrease pigmentation from the sun. There are medciations that can be applied to lighten the areas. Raised scars might leave permanant marks if you scratched alot during the illness. ...Read more

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How can I quickly cure chicken pox scars?

How can I quickly cure chicken pox scars?

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! ...Read more

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What should I do about these chicken pox scars?

What should I do about these chicken pox scars?

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! ...Read more

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What can I do to treat the chicken pox scars from my body?

What can I do to treat the chicken pox scars from my body?

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! ...Read more

Dr. Barry Press
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Scarring (Definition)

A scar is the result of the body healing. It is the end product of a long cascade of signals and cellular repair that takes approximately a year to complete, and a lifetime to maintain. It is a normal process that occurs whenever ...Read more


Dr. Barry Press
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Scar Revision (Definition)

Various techniques including surgical revision, steroid injection, and abrasion, meant to improve the appearance and/or ...Read more